There are many environmental benefits when farmers introduce shade trees and animal species in their coffee fields. These regenerative practices create agroforestry systems, which help restore soils, improve crop health, as well as increase productivity, biodiversity and carbon capture...
In this pilot project, coffee farmers measure their environmental impact using the Cool Farm Tool, an online greenhouse gas, water, and biodiversity calculator for farming. This science-based tool tracks on-farm greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon sequestration. Based on the results, farmers capturing certain levels of carbon in their fields will be paid carbon premiums funded through the Carbon, Climate, and Coffee Initiative.
At Cooperative Coffees, we want to acknowledge the environmental services that our organic farming partners already provide and encourage them to continue in their efforts.
By the end of 2022, data will be collected from 250 participating farmers and up to US$200K in carbon premiums will be paid to carbon-smart farmers, farmers who have shown, through the successful use of the Cool Farm Tool, quantified levels of carbon capture in their fields.
This project is a collaboration among organizations across the entire supply chain, from coffee farmers, importers, and roasters to scientific experts, certification organizations, and development organizations.