Carbon insetting using agroforestry
Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros,
Location of project
Fraijanes and Huehuetenango Ethiopia,
Type of Intervention
The adverse impacts of climate change can already be seen in the regions where we source coffee, driving a real need for increased resilience of local communities. Planting native trees on coffee farms and in the surrounding landscapes delivers the benefits of regenerative agriculture – enhanced water provision, biodiversity conservation, soil health – and protects the quality of coffee for which farmers receive a premium.
By creating natural carbon sinks with trees in the coffee landscapes, our company compensates for the residual GHG emissions that cannot be reduced. Known as carbon insetting, this compensation mechanism finances the transition of coffee farms into agroforestry models. It creates a virtuous circle, bridging the needs for climate mitigation with those of adaptation.
VCS standard and Ecocert-Reforestation solidaire IPS (Insetting Programme Standard)