Where carbon credits meet Agroforestry: a partnership between ALLCOT and reNature
Carbon credits have always been dialoguing mainly with reforestation programs, but now it’s time to give Agroforestry a chance. Since Agriculture is the major driver of depletion of natural resources worldwide, ALLCOT & reNature is now teaming up to show the science and economical viability of shifting to a more sustainable way of producing food and raw materials.
Agroforestry prevents slash and burn methods and restores the natural balance between water, air, soil and biodiversity, bringing back ‘nature’ in farming. Mixed planting systems like agroforestry have a much higher carbon capture levels than monocrop systems.
reNature Foundation help farmers, companies and industries to change their commodity production method to a Regenerative Agroforestry system. Instead of growing one single crop like corn or cocoa that needs high quantities of water and inputs, and just exhausts the soil, they teach farmers how to grow multiple types of crops together that support and strengthen each other as well as improving the condition of the soil. ReNature exchanges knowledge, designs, and implements economical viable model farms.
“The goal of reNature Foundation is to restore 1.000.000 million hectares of degraded landscape worldwide through by 2030. Allcot is the perfect partner to reach that goal”, said Felipe Villela, co-founder of reNature.
“I am delighted with this synergy. I think that to support agroforestry is essential nowadays if we want to reach ODS and the Paris Agreement”, said Alexis L. Leroy, CEO & Founder of ALLCOT.