29 November 2021, New Delhi: Agoro Carbon Alliance, a body of farmers, agronomists, and businesses initiated demonstrations, research and on-ground activities with the farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Telangana in November. Backed by Yara, one of the global agricultural leaders in crop nutrition, and its 115 years of agronomic knowledge and global connections, Agoro Carbon Alliance aims to decarbonize farming and restore carbon to the world’s soil by implementing technologically advanced carbon cropping practices.
A grower success platform, Agoro Carbon Alliance initiated on ground activity with the Indian farmers to roll out its efficient agronomic practice model on cereals and horticulture crops. The agronomists researched and worked on understanding the current farming practices, agricultural scenarios, challenges on-ground in these areas. In future, the organization plans to roll out carbon financing and selling carbon credits through efficient agricultural practices and passing on the benefits to the farmers and generating an additional source of income.
Telangana government has signed an MOU with Agoro Carbon Alliance where in the organization will work closely with the local agriculture university and farmers on paddy. Paddy is one of the major crop grown in the state and is considered to be input intensive. Implementation of best agronomic practices will help unlock huge benefits for the farmers of the state.
Prithviraj Sen Sharma, Managing Director of Agoro Carbon Alliance India, said, “We have stepped in the high-yielding lands of Punjab and Haryana, and we aim to build quality and long-term relationships with the growers. We are working on a multi-season planning approach to benefit the farmers economically in the long run. Agoro Carbon Alliance is here to build credibility with the farmers and growers’ community across India.”
Talking about the association with Agoro Carbon Alliance, Avtar Singh, a grower from Tarn Taran, said, “We farmers need new technology and adequate information to upgrade our farming practices and improve soil health. Agoro Carbon Alliance is providing us with exactly that, which makes us more inclined to the brand”.
With the conclusion of the sowing process, Agoro Carbon Alliance is organizing a ten-day event in villages across the state. This event, hosted by the on-ground teams from Agoro Carbon Alliance, will facilitate Farmers’ meets and visits to Agoro farms.
Agoro Carbon Alliance isn’t here to sell anything to the farmers. Their core focus is sustainable farming and the business model revolves around monetizing sustainable agricultural practices, and creating a circular Carbon economy so the benefits can reach the growers directly.