Partnership formed to drive regenerative practices in agriculture

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Bayer has announced that they will be using Sandy, Trinity’s AgTech’s natural capital navigation software, to measure and monitor farm-level carbon as part of their European Carbon Initiative.

The European Carbon Initiative is vital to Bayer’s overall strategy to shape regenerative agriculture. This includes making agriculture more productive and resilient while restoring natural resources.

Launched in 2021, the Carbon Initiative now includes multiple tailored projects with large companies from the food supply and agricultural value chain. Today, farmers across several European countries, and companies across the food and farming supply chain, are working alongside these partners to reduce carbon emissions and sequester carbon in the soil.

Project results show that growers using regenerative practices are emitting on average 15 percent less carbon than conventional farmers. By 2025, Bayer expects to significantly increase the number of food and ag value chain projects, and the number of farmers participating in value chain programs, as the European Carbon Initiative switches from pilot to scale-up phase for commercial projects.

To support these goals, reliable monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) is key for all players of the food value chain to be compliant with third parties, global guidelines, certification bodies and regulatory requirements.

With Sandy the cloud-based platform will allow farmers, and project developers to bring all their data together in one place.

“Our collaboration with Trinity offers many benefits for farmers and for our partners in the food value chain that want to deliver against their carbon reduction commitments and want to support regenerative practices in agriculture,” says Lionnel Alexandre, carbon business venture lead for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bayer’s Crop Science Division.

“We need reliable measuring technology and data analysis to verify carbon reductions and carbon sequestration on the farms. Trinity contributes with its state-of-the-art platform that is acknowledged by many experts around the globe.”

Trinity’s models and analytical frameworks are nationally and internationally compliant with the IPCC standards and other key global guidelines, such as the GHG-P, in addition to previous verification against ISO 14.064 and 14.067 methodologies.

Juan Palomares, managing director of the European Union at Trinity AgTech, adds: “Farmers benefit as they will be able to enhance their farm’s current and future valuations and they might also expect additional income from the generation and risk-managed sale of natural capital assets.

“Farmers can also achieve potential savings by improving nitrogen application, optimising the use of energy and implementing more cost-effective practices at the farm, field and crop levels.”

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