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Carbon Offset Projects

Assisted Carbon Capture through Indian Agriculture

Actively engaged in nature-based carbon offset projects, focusing on initiatives such as agroforestry and sustainable land management. We recognize the urgent need to address climate change and are committed to playing our part in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Nature

Agriculture has long been known to be one of the major sources of carbon emission, accounting for nearly 27% of the world's total carbon emissions. With the majority of the Indian population depending on agriculture and livestock, the total emissions have placed India in the carbon emissions race to be the third largest carbon-emitting nation with a net 2.9 gigatons carbon dioxide equivalent every year and 14% of which is solely from agriculture as per the 2019 survey. Thus, standing by its founding principle, Tapovanam with its due diligence will be progressing towards decarbonizing India through assisted carbon capture via Indian Agriculture.

As we strive to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, there are few agriculture and forestry based projects, which offer an opportunity to mitigate carbon footprints and contribute to a more sustainable future. We as a company are planning to undertake the following projects –

  • Afforestation: this involves planting trees in areas where there were no forests previously. Planting trees and establishing forests not only helps sequester carbon dioxide but also promotes biodiversity, conserves soil, and enhances water resources.

  • Agroforestry: Agroforestry practices integrate the cultivation of trees with agricultural crops or livestock production. By planting trees alongside traditional farming activities, agroforestry systems sequester carbon, improve soil quality, provide shade, and enhance overall ecosystem resilience. Several environmental scientists believe that the greater use of trees in agriculture is sure to pave the way for a change in the way the world's food supply is produced. Various studies suggest that even modest improvements in global tree cover on agricultural land could temporarily reduce the amount of carbon that builds up in the atmosphere, benefiting small-scale farmers, biodiversity, ecosystems, and ecosystem services.

  • Sustainable Agricultural Land Management through Natural farming: we encourage our farmers to adopt natural farming practices which involves minimum tillage, cover cropping and crop rotation, cow based soil nutrient and pest management with an aim to minimize soil disturbance, improve soil health and totally avoid chemical inputs. These practices help reduce carbon emissions resulting from agro-chemicals manufacturing and usage, soil degradation and enhance carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. These practices over the time improve soil physico-chemical properties, making soil a natural sink for carbon sequestration.

By engaging in these carbon offset projects, we as the agriculture sector can play a significant role in mitigating climate change while concurrently achieving multiple co-benefits, such as improved soil health, increased biodiversity, and sustainable resource management.

​Establishing fruit and timber tree species along the borders of crop land, to make the farm carbon neutral over the period of time.

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