Harvesting Carbon – Pioneering a pay-for-impact model for carbon mitigation and adaptation in coffee

The project aims to create an industry first ‘pay-for-impact’ model whereby carbon ‘impact units’ (verified scope 3 reductions) are produced and traded alongside agricultural commodities, creating a scalable market-based solution to environmental challenges. 4,500 farmers (male, female, youth farmers and working wives) will be supported to transition to low-carbon and regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, climate smart agricultural practices, and be ensured compliance to new EU regulations, thus improving and diversifying market access and improved livelihoods for farmers.

The project will make substantial contributions towards poverty reduction through improved incomes and livelihoods for farmers, climate change adaptation and resilience especially for vulnerable groups of farmers, transfer of knowledge and skills from world class institutions to local farmers, an increase in access to international markets, diversifying income streams and earning foreign exchange for Uganda, innovation in the sustainable management of farmlands, reducing deforestation and biodiversity loss, and more.

Administrative Partner Stichting Solidaridad Nederland
Key Commercial Partner Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse
Other Partners Fondazione Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Onlus, Merrild Kaffe, Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise
Country Uganda
Sector Agriculture & agro-processing
Open / Closed Open
Duration April 2024 - March 2027
Approval Year 2023