Disclaimer: This article was published on the 23rd of March in 2022 and may therefore not be 100% accurate in the future.
We are excited to share with you several updates that will be visible on the AgreenaCarbon platform starting on Tuesday 29 March. One of them will be the updated baseline calculation and field definition form, on which we previously shared more details here.
The other two important updates will be the implementation of a fallow option for field strategy and actuals and an updated way of showing statistics on your field and total earnings. Let’s explore them one by one.
Setting a field as fallow
As fallowing is important for soil health and storing organic matter and retaining moisture, we wanted to include it as a farming technique on our platform. From now on, if you want to set a field as fallow during one year, you can do so in both field strategy and field actuals.
In the case of setting aside a field as fallow, you will not receive carbon certificates for that field during that particular year. During this time, you will still need to comply with the AgreenaCarbon programme’s minimum adherence standards for that field and we will continue to monitor and verify this field to make sure these requirements are being respected.
Below you can see what the option will look like in the field strategy and field actuals forms:
A new way of showing statistics
As the statistics on estimated certificates and earning potentials are estimations, we wanted to communicate this clearly on the platform. From now on, you will see these statistics as ranges to reflect the estimated nature of these calculations:
The precise certificate earnings will be visible after the certificate issuance. In other words, after you submit your field actuals, your earnings are still an estimation. When issuing certificates, we take into account remarks from our third-party verifier, DNV, while the precise selling price of a certificate depends on the voluntary carbon markets at the time when the certificates are being sold.
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