Also known as carbon sequestration, it’s a system that allows farmers to optimize their agricultural management so that the land can store more carbon and reduce the number of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere.
To achieve such objectives, agricultural producers can implement different methods, including:
By keeping forests healthy, trees can absorb and retain carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, they’re a primary source of greenhouse gas (GHG) sequestration.
Farmers can create carbon offsets by implementing strategies like replanting, improved forest management, permanent land, and conservation.
Native grasses and other types of vegetation are also sources of GHG sequestration and absorption.
By maintaining native plant life through permanent land conservation and avoidance of intense agriculture or local species conversion for commercial development, farmers can also create carbon offsets.
Renewable Energy Production
In addition, alternative energy generation facilities, including wind and solar, can also create carbon offsets by decreasing the use of electricity produced by fuel-based sources.
Combating the Challenges Carbon Farming in India Faces
Despite all the challenges it provides, carbon farming in India faces many challenges, mainly due to the lack of data available to farmers.
Fortunately, SourceTrace has stepped up to help organizations fill that data gap and make key information accessible to farmers, agri-food corporations, technology companies, governments, and more.
With CarbonTrace, users can track every improvement in their farming practices, including:
• Water management
• Waste management
• Fertilizer application and tillage
• Cash crop and cover crop planting and harvest
• Grazing and livestock management practices
CarbonTrace is the ideal solution to make sustainable agriculture a future reality to benefit the industry, the nature, and the country.
Furthermore, this innovative solution hopes to reduce agriculture’s carbon footprint while promoting more competitive practices to favor the local economy.