Carbon Farming

Carbon Farming and the Catalogue of Measures

Two problems

Our climate is at risk. We have too much CO2 in our atmospere today and too little in our soils. Agriculture is, depending on the respective source emitting 8-35% of our global green house gas emissions.

Given this agriculture is seen as part of the problem.

 

This is what we are changing with Carbon farming.

To enable transition, we have put together a catalogue of measures with AgroCO2ncept, Sofies-emac and Flury&Giuliani.

The catalogue is consiting of today 39 non conlusive measures where there is proof that its implementation will lead to reduced CO2 and Green House Gas emissions. The catalogue includes a description of measures, their impact level, cost, solution providers, investment level, financing options and contacts to people that have implemented this already. The red color indicates measeures related to animal production, the yellow ones related to energy and energy production and the green ones are related to crop production.

Module
Nbr.
Measure
A: Feeding
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A1
Feeding planning
A2
Feed optimization
A3
Grazing
B: Herd Management

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B1
Efficiency gain through breeding and herd management
C: Barn management
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C1
Liquid manure management
C2
Reduction of dirty areas
C3
Barn climate
D: Manure Management
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D1
Slurry tank coverage
D2
Manure storage and Compostation
D3
Slurry tank in soil
D4
Slurry tank aeration
D5
Additives (Phosphogypsum, Lactic acid, PRP)
E: Energy and Ressource efficiency
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E1
Building insulation
E2
General energy saving measures
E3
Energy-efficient tanks and plants, waste heat recovery
E4
Consumption-efficient machines
E5
Shared use and maintenance of machines
E6
Bundling of work processes and processing of large quantities
E7
Reduction of transportation
E8
Waste recycling, targeted and separate disposal
E9
Reduction and substitution in material use
F: Energy production
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F1
Biogas plant with combined heat and power unit
F2
Photovoltaics
F3
Energy wood (central heat plant)
F4
Pyrolysis Plant
G: Optimization of the cropping systems
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G1
Examination of crop rotations / crop distribution
G2
Ensuring soil cover
G3
Crop residue management
G4
Charcoal application
G5
Conversion to permanent grassland
G6
Storage through woody plants and agroforestry
G7
Demand-based irrigation and use of own sources
H: Reduction of tillage
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H1
Reduction of tillage intensity
H2
Reduction of passages and soil load
H3
Optimization of spatial utilization structures
I: Optimization of plant nutrition and protection
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I1
Optimization of fertilizer type and quantity
I2
Optimization of fertilizer application and incorporation
I3
Humus build-up and C storage through compost
I4
Optimization of the use of crop protection products

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