Carbon Contract Development for Smallholders

We are working to demonstrate the potential for carbon markets to play an important role in sustainable development across the African sub-continent. These projects will 1) Incorporate community participatory planning and implementation to ensure community buy-in and support and thus project sustainability, as well as evaluate various contract negotiation options with the goal of minimizing transaction costs and maximizing community benefits; 2) Demonstrate new baseline assessment and monitoring methodologies and technologies linked to the African digital soil map; 3) Identify and address institutional barriers to scaling projects beyond the villages to the wider region ;and 4) Provide a proof-of-concept for investors.