Carbon Removal Project

Varaha - Andhra Pradesh Agroforestry

Varaha’s ARR-focused projects use revegetation to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, restore ecosystems, improve biodiversity, and improve the livelihoods of communities in Southern India. Their ARR-focused Measurement-Reporting-Verification systems help them track, measure, and verify the carbon impacts.

CARBON Removal Method

Forestation

REMOVAL TYPE

Nature based

Location

India

Launched

2020

Vintage year

2020-2022

Varaha - Andhra Pradesh Agroforestry

Overview

Varaha's ARR-focused (Agroforestry, Reforestation, and Regeneration) project, spanning South Indian states, aims to empower marginalized tribal communities featuring diverse tree species like Cashew, Coconut, Mango, silver oak, Sweetlime Sweet Orange, Guava, and Pomegranate. By generating carbon credits under the Verra Carbon Standard, the project not only improves livelihoods but also contributes to ecosystem preservation, improving biodiversity metrics. Varaha also conducts workshops to educate local communities on scientific ARR practices helping them earn more through their carbon finance initiative.

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Varaha - Andhra Pradesh Agroforestry

Highlight

Varaha's ARR initiative in South India is committed to ecosystem restoration and biodiversity enhancement. The project embraces habitat diversity, welcoming Indian round-leaf bats in silver oak, coffee, and pepper plantations. The Cashew and Coffee-based systems support butterflies, contributing to crucial nutrient cycling and pollination for ecosystem balance. The Mango and Guava Agroforestry System aids bee populations, fostering pollination and generating income through honey production. Varaha actively promotes sustainable ARR practices through awareness initiatives, covering two districts with a comprehensive van campaign, engaging approximately 2000 farmers. The emphasis is on sustainability, community empowerment, and biodiversity conservation.

  • Verra - Their South India-focused ARR Project is under validation on Verra’s Carbon Registry.
Varaha - Andhra Pradesh Agroforestry

About

Varaha, a carbon project developer empowered by technology, focuses on smallholder economies in the global south. The company passionately advocates for Natural Climate Solutions such as regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, and biochar. Employing an end-to-end approach, Varaha ensures that benefits from their initiatives are distributed equitably among land stewards, nurturing sustainability and climate resilience. Beyond the projects, Varaha maintains an unwavering commitment to excellence in monitoring, reporting, and verification practices. Their unique integration of advanced technologies, including remote sensing and bio-geo-chemical models, establishes a benchmark for unparalleled quality.

Thanks to Klimate and climate champions in developed economies our projects can sequester greenhouse gases and also empower smallholders to increase their resiliency, income, and independence. With their support, we can strengthen food and water security for growing populations in the face of climate change.


Ikarus Janzen
Chief Commercial Officer
Varaha - Andhra Pradesh Agroforestry

Vision

In pursuit of its vision, Varaha sees a future where smallholder communities prosper in the face of climate challenges. The company dedicates itself to empowering these communities through inventive Natural Climate Solutions, fostering a sustainable harmony with nature. Varaha aspires to assert itself as a global leader in technology-driven climate action, playing a pivotal role in instigating positive change for communities and the planet at large.

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