Carbon market could boost farm income


A large-scale voluntary carbon credit market could provide significant income for farmers while helping the environment and improving soil health, according to a World Food Prize panel discussion on the potential of carbon markets. 

Any successful carbon marketing program must be focused on rewarding farmers who take steps to adopt conservation practices that can help sequester carbon, such as adopting no-till, planting cover crops and building soil health, according to several panelists in the virtual round table held last week. A market must also be transparent to all parties, and all...

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