Today marks the International Day of the Tropics! As mentioned in the previous blog, “Unsustainable agriculture affecting climate change“, Rhumveld acknowledges deforestation to occur as the farmers lack knowledge and resources, leading to poor agricultural practices and mismanagement. This causes the degradation of agriculture to be a significant contributor to climate change as trees can’t absorb carbon dioxide anymore.
The Green Branch
The most efficient sustainable solution to safeguard the tropics and neutralise the released carbon is reforestation. Within the subtropical areas, reforestation could lead to the development of biodiverse ecosystems and neutralising carbon emissions. Rhumveld recently initiated a partnership with The Green Branch to compensate the carbon emissions. The Green Branch encourages companies and individuals to get involved in landscape restoration and reforestation worldwide. They enable this by making carbon credits available and affordable to compensate for the polluting emissions.
As The Green Branch is working together with farmers, they support and develop a long-term strategy combined with regenerative agriculture and Carbon Framing. In return, they make sure the framers earn an income from the carbon stored on their land, protecting the tropical forests.
As Rhumveld acknowledges the impact deforestation has on the world, the next blog will elaborate further on what the company does to safeguard the development of our precious tropics.
For more information about the challenges and opportunities in regenerative agriculture, please contact our Sustainability department.