WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM OUR SERVICES?
The application of the methodology Cam(bio)2 primarily benefits families of small producers grouped under an associative figure as cooperatives, development associations, etc.
On the other hand also they benefit s businesses and organizations of civil society who are interested in mitigating their impact on climate change through these projects and organizations from developed countries interested in supporting agro-ecological regions of small producers / as operating in the fair trade market and stimulate the participation of women and youth in the production process.
BENEFITS OF IMPLEMENTING THE CAM(BIO)2 STANDARD
- The determination of services to the environment on his farm or region generates energy savings in production, reduced soil gas emissions and carbon sequestration in soils.
- Through the determination of services to the environment your organization or company can build relationships with private companies and civil society organizations from developed countries interested in financing projects related to the promotion of agro-ecology in the region.
- It also allows for technical analysis on their farms and access to as much information for the proper management of agro-ecology and development of producers.
- The implementation of the standard Cam(bio)2 allows future use information and evaluated the region for the implementation of adaptation strategies and food security by the organization.
THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY CAM(BIO)2:
- Climate mitigation and adaptation: new tools
Through the implementation of the Cam(bio)2 producer organizations / as methodology can contribute to mitigating climate change, determining the carbon stored in soils and tree biomass (carbon storage due to ecological farming practices) . socioeconomic studies of families and regions are also performed.
From the year 2013, Cam(bio)2 in partnership with other organizations, began implementing new tools on the issue of adaptation to climate change, through demonstration plots analysis. Specific cultivation practices are applied to raise awareness in the farming population about the change to be carried out in form of production and thus combat adverse weather conditions (increased crop diseases, decreases in yield, etc.) by improving conditions technical and production which will benefit the family, local and regional economy.
- Determination of carbon footprint
The carbon footprint is one of the simplest ways that exist to measure the impact or the mark left by a person on the planet in their daily lives. It is an account of emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which are released into the atmosphere due to our daily activities or marketing a product.
Cam(bio)2 has representation in Central CeroCO2 organization, a Spanish NGO with extensive international technical survey working with concrete actions to climate care, facilitating and promoting the involvement of different social actors.
The alliance with CeroCO2 can provide support to companies and organizations wishing to quantify their carbon footprint, in addition to the design and implementation of emission reduction plans.
- Quantification of emissions avoided by composting
Cam(bio)2 supports organizations to assess the potential for reducing emissions through use of specialized tools for calculating such activities.
The advantage of quantifying emissions from agro-industrial waste treatment allows companies to place these reductions (carbon credits) in the voluntary carbon market.
This determination is based on the comparison between the emissions produced by the composting process in a project and that would generate if those same organic wastes (solid or liquid) they had another treatment, eg incineration, anaerobic decomposition when these wastes are discharges to municipal landfills.
Similarly, in many cases these emission reductions can be used in the final balance of the emissions produced by a company and reduce their carbon footprint.
FARMERS CLIMATE SEAL
Use Seal "Climate Farmers' standard aggregate in the final product label gives added value to them and promoting the farms.
With this seal to the consumer population is reported on good agricultural practices of the farms that contribute to mitigating climate change. It also indicates that the final product they are consuming occurred amicably with the environment, which today is an important when choosing a product feature. Thus producers and producers can differentiate and position their products on local, national and international markets.
BENEFITS FROM USING THE SEAL
The preparation and use of the seal allows visibility to the efforts of farmers / as to protect the environment, unlike the products giving an added value over the competition because more and more conscious consumers care environment- , sales of the same are increased and can be achieved better prices.
Therefore, the use of seal products to market opens up opportunities to enter new markets and consumer groups committed to good agricultural, social and environmental practices.
WHERE ARE WE HEADED?
ADAPTATION, FOOD SECURITY AND BIODIVERSITY
The issue of food security is still a vacuum within the new shares to climate adaptation and players in rural areas, CEDECO considered to be parallel. To contribute to a new standard, to be integrated in more detail and realism, economic, biological components and the behavior of carbon in food security indices.
Cam(bio)2 has contributed to the consolidation of a new method to quantify more accurately the behavior of carbon in cooperatives and organizations analyzed under the approach of Gold Standard, which is still necessary to strengthen other areas. That is, the determination of carbon stored, the ability to store more amount with simultaneous market production and its social impact, are important for cooperatives provided they have economic value, displayed on actions to strengthen business organizations and cooperatives.
Therefore, projects for mitigation and adaptation should be integrated into economic stability and food security of families and regions.
A joint project between Hivos, CEDECO and Bread for the World aims to build mechanisms for the implementation of recognition of carbon in processes that improve the food security conditions of organizations and cooperatives.
It is a pilot proposal to apply in various regions of the continent with associations whose main activity coffee, cocoa and citrus, different experiences in associations linked to fair trade where it was applied or Cam(bio)2 methodology will be applied.