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The Co-Benefits of Regenerative Farming Practices

Regenerative farming practices are increasingly recognized for their ability to enhance ecosystem services, support sustainable agriculture, and improve the overall health of the environment. HeavyFinance, in collaboration with farmers, is at the forefront of designing and implementing long-term agricultural land management practices that restore soil health and its dependent ecosystem services, such as biodiversity. This …

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How will the Carbon Removal Certificate Framework affect the carbon markets?

Provisional agreement reached on the Carbon Removals and Carbon Framework (CRCF) marked a significant milestone in the further development of the Voluntary Carbon Market. This regulation aims to establish rigorous quality criteria for certifying carbon removals, carbon farming, and carbon storage within products across the European Union. It comes in recognition of the pressing need …

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How does the HeavyFinance Carbon Farming Project align with the CCP?

In response to criticism directed at certain carbon credit projects, the International Carbon Voluntary Carbon Market (ICVCM) has taken a proactive stance by introducing the Core Carbon Principles (CCPs). These principles establish stringent criteria aimed at ensuring the integrity of carbon-crediting programs. Through succinct and precise definitions, the CCPs delineate what constitutes “good” practice across …

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Voluntary Carbon Market Guidelines Overload: Which one to follow?

As an avid enthusiast of carbon markets, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the deluge of news and the multitude of guidelines surrounding the topic. But fret not, dear reader, for we are here to navigate through the labyrinth of guidelines and their implications, empowering you to discern which one best suits your organisation’s needs. …

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HeavyFinance leads restoration of 300,000 hectares of Ukrainian farmland in regenerative agriculture shift

The farmland, which is located in Ukraine’s western and central regions, will be transformed into regeneratively farmed land, then certified as soil-based carbon credits Ukraine is the breadbasket of Europe, producing one of the highest wheat yields in the world – but deep tillage and poor soil management has left its farmlands in a heavily …

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How to calculate your impact with the HeavyFinance Green Calculator?

Data on agricultural production, farm management trends and the impact of farming practices is essential for building and scaling HeavyFinance’s Carbon Farming Programme which aims to increase soil quality, biodiversity and water quality. Drawing on advanced research from the University of Nebraska’s Tractor Test Laboratory and actual data from our platform, HeavyFinance introduced the Green …

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How to Reduce Scope 3 Emissions with Soil Credits?

While we continue to champion corporate sustainability, Scope 3 emissions have proven problematic since the definition includes all indirect emissions that take place in a company’s value chain. Frequently, these emissions represent the majority of a company’s carbon footprint, and have proven difficult for businesses and corporations to eliminate on their journey to net-zero. However, …

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Portfolio Performance Review (March 2024)

Welcome to the HeavyFinance performance review! You can access our previous reviews on our blog or our statistics page. In March, a total of 843K  EUR was invested and distributed across 29 agricultural projects available on the HeavyFinance platform. As of the end of March 2024, a significant sum of 53.42 million EUR was issued in loans since the inception …

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What does the EIF investment mean for HeavyFinance investors?

The recent investment by the European Investment Fund (EIF), backed by InvestEU, marks a pivotal moment for the HeavyFinance community, injecting a 20 million euro anchor investment into our 50 million euro fundraising initiative. This development offers HeavyFinance investors unique insights and benefits, emphasising the value and trust placed in our platform by a prestigious …

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