Compostagem - Sustainable Carbon
Mata Atlântica

Compostagem

Water

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CONTRIBUTION TO
SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT GOALS

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DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Composting Project in Santa Catarina is a sustainability program along with 13 swine confinement farms in Brazil, aiming to improve animal manure management systems, reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and improving the living conditions of the population on the project sites. The purpose of this project is to reduce GHG emissions associated to swine waste management and to contribute to sustainable development. With the carbon project, small rural pig producers in Santa Catarina are part of the international carbon market.

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Location

Project location

Santa Catarina, Brazil

Project Type

Avoided Methane

Ecosystem

Mata Atlântica

Major Cobenefit

Water

Standards

VCS + SOCIALCARBON

Registry

Verra Registry

PROTECTING WATER BODIES

After the project, all the swine manure is transformed into a high quality and nutrient-rich organic compost, used by producers for the cultivation of grains and vegetables or for sale to the community. Now it is no longer necessary to use water to dilute waste, nor to disperse it in the lands of the region, which used to contaminate the water bodies and soil. There are thirteen families that adhered to more modern and sustainable technologies.

SOCIALCARBON Standard Performance

The hexagon demonstrates the continuous improvement of the project during all verification periods. The Social Carbon Standard encourages the reinvestment of a percentage of the income from the carbon credits in socioenvironmental benefits, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Social Carbon: far beyond carbon, it is social equality.

“The project has everything to work, it is a smart way to contribute to nature, not to be polluting and producing the meat that everyone needs.”

— Mr. Secco (Rural producer)

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