May 28-30, 2024

Inclusion of smallholder farmers into voluntary carbon markets through digital tools: great unachievable idea or a reality?


ICTforAg 2023

Traditionally since the establishment of voluntary carbon markets, available climate finance did not trickle down to smallholders for a number of reasons. However, recent use of remote sensing finally makes this opportunity viable from cost and operational perspective. In this session we will explore the bottlenecks associated with accessing carbon markets for smallholders and look at one successful example of how this access could be enabled in an inclusive way, while fairly rewarding farmer for their transition to climate-smart agriculture.