Using specific farming techniques that increase soil health and soil carbon.
Grassroots Carbon’s carbon credit approach helps ranchers modify land management practices to improve soil and ecological health, which captures and stores more carbon in soil. As its first purchaser, Shopify has helped Grassroots Carbon attract new ranchers and credit buyers, and scale up to the point where it has started measuring soil carbon and issuing payments to ranchers.
Indigo’s carbon program pays farmers to capture and store carbon in soil to help transition agriculture from a leading contributor to climate change to a meaningful part of the solution. Shopify purchase will help increase awareness for soil carbon storage with farmers and generate demand for soil carbon credits from other buyers.
Loam develops a microbial seed coating that increases carbon in soils, as well as crop yields, and is simple for farmers to apply, laying the groundwork for gigatonne-scale CO₂ removal. Shopify’s purchase will enable Loam to scale its technology faster and conduct enhanced soil carbon measurement to increase the confidence future buyers will have in soil carbon credits.