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Quilombola Community Carbon Project

Supporting regenerative agriculture in Brazil's Quilombola farming communities

Overview

Reseed has begun a partnership with Quilombola communities and family farmers in Brazil through its local partnership with ECAM. This renowned international non-profit organization operates in Brazil and promotes actions to strengthen communities.

Quilombolas from Amapá State, have taken an important step towards strengthening agricultural practices, combined with environmental preservation in the areas where they live. Starting from a community-based mobilization, leaders and community members from the localities of Curralinho and Carmo do Maruanum participated in a Prior, Free, and Informed Consultation (PFIC) in 2023, to discuss and evaluate the implementation of a ReSeed Social Carbon Project aimed at the sustainable development of these communities.

The Threat is Real

lush farmland Industrial soy farm, with almost no biodiversity or soil health.

This landscape demonstrates the harmful impact of industrial soybean operations and monoculture production expansion.

One side shows the Quilombola family agriculture production areas, while the other side displays large-scale agroindustrial production.

The neighboring large estates have been expanding their territories through land-grabbing practices, such as stealing land titles and forcing community members to sell their land.

The excessive exploitation of production areas leads to degradation, exhaustion, and corrosive processes. The land is then sold to developers, subdivisions, and used for territorial expansion without regard for the local communities’ needs and rights.

ReSeed works with Quilombola communities to protect their land by increasing their income so the carbon, biodiversity, community, and food systems their farms support will remain intact.

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Project Story

From resistance to resilience to a regenerative economy, the Quilombola are conserving history, culture, and our planet’s ecosystems.

grandmother and granddaughter in quilombolaThe sustainable approach of Quilombola agriculture is a beacon of hope in a world faced with environmental degradation and climate change. By prioritizing the use of natural resources, crop diversification, and biodiversity preservation, these communities are promoting healthy food production, soil conservation, and reduced chemical inputs. However, their efforts are frequently met with loss due to internal and external pressures such as agricultural expansion, natural resource exploitation, and climate change.

Despite these challenges, Quilombola communities resist and persist, defending their lands and traditional ways of life. Their principles of solidarity, cooperation, and sustainability demonstrate that it is possible to reconcile human development with environmental conservation. Reseed, working alongside ECAM, is committed to supporting these communities by collecting vital information on ecosystem services, socio-economic conditions, and impacts of climate change on traditional means of life. This information will be used to enhance the resilience capacity of Quilombola communities in Brazil.

By recognizing and valuing the ancestral knowledge of these communities, we can learn valuable lessons on how to live in a more balanced and sustainable
way on the planet. Together, we can support Quilombola communities and promote a more sustainable future for us all.

Equitable Revenue Sharing Among Partners

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Family farmers receive 50% of the gross revenue from each carbon credit sale, directly boosting their capacity to reinvest in better farming methods. This incentive encourages farmers to adopt advanced, carbon-efficient practices that not only yield more crops and enhance soil health but also significantly increase their likelihood of retaining their land. This approach not only promotes environmental sustainability but also ensures farmers are supported and motivated in existing eco-friendly practices.

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30% of each carbon credit sale is applied towards various support services for smallholder farmers. These services encompass financial assistance, collaboration with non-governmental organizations, Regenerative ag technical support, and 3rd party certification.

  • Financial assistance covers activities ranging from, establishing bank accounts to supplying essential resources to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Agricultural Technology support services are available to advance optimal practices for maintaining soil health.
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20% of each carbon credit sale is designated for Reseed project overhead. This portion covers:

  • Operational costs of running this Reseed Project
  • Registry maintenance
  • 3rd Party Data
  • ReSeed profit margin

Testimonials from our Farmers

Project Data Examples​

Farmer Stability Index Analysis for Project

The Farmer Stability Index was created to provide a framework for assessing the relative vulnerability of farmers, based on local and global conditions. It is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Livelihood Vulnerability Assessment methodology.

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Farmer Sourced + 3rd Party Data = High Accuracy

ReSeed’s MRV technologies are the fastest and least expensive but include farmer-sourced data collected on the ground. Algorithms are then run against 3rd party data from satellites and other sources to produce highly accurate measurements and certifications.

What Makes ReSeed Credits Different?

Baseline & True Additionality: ReSeed redefines the conventional methodology for “additionality,” a principal barrier for those actively contributing to the sustainability of our planet, into “true additionality” through the application of climate finance. This adjustment ensures that farmers are able to sustain essential ecosystem services, which would be unachievable without such financial backing. This strategy establishes a foundation for providing farmers with financial and technical support, enabling them to implement additional practices that increase carbon sequestration and facilitate the inclusion of more farmers into our carbon asset ecosystem.

Comprehensive Traceability: The platform ensures complete transparency and auditability with extensive on-ground verification with trusted verifiers like FoodChainID.

Efficiency and Transparency: ReSeed’s streamlined process, combined with a secure data stream, positions it as a more efficient and transparent option in the carbon credit market.

High-Quality Credits: While adhering to strict standards and detailed verification, ReSeed also contributes positively to communities and the environment. This approach ensures each credit supports both ecological health and social well-being.

Direct Benefits to Farmers: ReSeed boosts farmers’ income and supports them with ag technology, financial services, and regenerative practices provided via trusted regional organizations to enhance sequestration and crop yields, promoting sustainable farming and community resilience.

Project Documents​

Quilombola Project Overview Brochure

ReSeed Farmer Stabilty Index

The Farmer Stability Index was created to provide a framework for assessing the relative vulnerability of farmers, based on local and global conditions. It is based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Livelihood Vulnerability Assessment methodology.

Smallholder Farmer Social Impact Carbon Protocol