Turning carbon challenges into carbon opportunities

At Soil Value Exchange we support ranchers and farmers to manage for healthy soils,
so their ranches become more resilient and profitable.

In doing so these ranchers will store massive amounts

of atmospheric carbon dioxide in their soils.

Soil carbon storage is valuable for organiations who want to reduce their overall carbon dioxide emissions. 

​The Soil Value Exchange will develop and implement a simple, robust
and transparent
soil carbon standard and trading system ​
that works for ranchers and carbon storage buyers,
so that ranchers get paid for the carbon they store in their soils.

We offer farmers and ranchers access to a network of land management consultants
through our partners, and grants to reduce soil measurement costs.

 By 2028 the Soil Value Exchange network will extend to 10,000 ranchers across 25 million acres,
together storing an equivalent of 100 million tons of carbon dioxide each year. 

​In addition to storing atmospheric carbon dioxide,
healthy soils improve water infiltration
which will make a ranch or farm more resilient against droughts,
or protect downstream watersheds from flooding.
Healthy soils mean healthy ecology, plants, insects, animals and humans.

How it works

There is ample evidence that nature-based solutions provide the opportunity to store atmospheric carbon
dioxide quickly, reliably and affordably, and at a scale that matters.
To unlock this potential, landowners must be supported and incentivized to manage their land in a way that improves ecology and soil heath and in doing so also stores large amounts of carbon in the soil.
​Robust, measurement based soil carbon storage credits will be issued. 

Potential carbon credit buyers will help to unlock nature’s capital by the initial funding of this system of
landowner support, robust measurement, and transparent and reliable trading.

Healthy soils and ecology, water resilience, thriving farms and ranches,
and significant reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions will be the result.