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Become a certified carbon farm

Carbon sequestration is the long-term storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) present in the atmosphere.  Farm crops naturally sequester carbon through photosynthesis and store it as soil organic carbon (SOC).

Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank enables UK farms to play a significant role in helping to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, positively benefiting UK actions being taken to reach a net-zero carbon food and drink industry and the worldwide effects of climate change whilst generating a new income stream.

The benefits of carbon farming

Help the UK food & drink industry achieve net-zero carbon

Secure a new income stream

Improve the biodiversity of your farmland

Positively influence the perception of UK farming

Help the UK food & drink industry achieve net-zero carbon

Secure a new income stream

Improve the biodiversity of your farmland

Positively influence the perception of UK farming

Help the UK food & drink industry achieve net-zero carbon

Secure a new income stream

Improve the biodiversity of your farmland

Positively influence the perception of UK farming

How farms can sequester carbon

Carbon dioxide is sequestered into the soil via plants through the process of photosynthesis. The soil stores the sequestered carbon dioxide as soil organic carbon (SOC). Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank work with farms to implement new or additional nature-based farming solutions which can increase the amount of carbon dioxide that is sequestered into the farmland soil. Solutions include growing cover crops or catch crops as part of the rotation plan, minimising tillage techniques, and growing companion crops and grass leys in the system.

How the

Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank works

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Complete a simple application form to allow us to determine the eligibility of your farm

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Upon approval of your application, your farm is awarded certification as a Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank farm. Your farm is provided with comprehensive information and support to implement farming practices that increase the amount of carbon that can be sequestered in the soil on your farm

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Carbon sequestered in the soil on your farm is measured as it builds, verified then certified in the form of carbon credits

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The carbon credits are available to be purchased from Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank by supply chain partners, business and organisations to meet their sustainability and emissions offsetting commitments

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Your farm receives payment for the carbon credits sold

How the

Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank works

1

Complete a simple application form to allow us to determine the eligibility of your farm

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2

Upon approval of your application, your farm is awarded certification as a Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank farm. Your farm is provided with comprehensive information and support to implement farming practices that increase the amount of carbon that can be sequestered in the soil on your farm

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3

Carbon sequestered in the soil on your farm is measured as it builds, verified then certified in the form of carbon credits

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The carbon credits are available to be purchased from Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank by supply chain partners, business and organisations to meet their sustainability and emissions offsetting commitments

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5

Your farm receives payment for the carbon credits sold

How the

Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank works

1

Complete a simple application form to allow us to determine the eligibility of your farm

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2

Upon approval of your application, your farm is awarded certification as a Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank farm. Your farm is provided with comprehensive information and support to implement farming practices that increase the amount of carbon that can be sequestered in the soil on your farm

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3

Carbon sequestered in the soil on your farm is measured as it builds, verified then certified in the form of carbon credits

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4

The carbon credits are available to be purchased from Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank by supply chain partners, business and organisations to meet their sustainability and emissions offsetting commitments

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5

Your farm receives payment for the carbon credits sold

Applications now open for January 2022 certification

Apply to be one of the first Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank farms to generate income for soil carbon sequestration.

If you wish to find out more before you apply, please read the FAQ here or contact us.

To apply, click the button below to complete the application form. The form asks for information about your farm and farming practices to determine your farm’s eligibility. We will contact you to discuss your application and help you every step of the way to become an accredited Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank farm. Applications are taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

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The Sustainable Futures Carbon Bank is delivered by Future Food Solutions and certified by BCarbon from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.