Carbon Removal Project

Varaha - Bangladesh Agroforestry

This initiative focuses on planting fruit-bearing trees on smallholder lands. Focused on planting fruit-bearing trees, the project aims to remove atmospheric carbon and enhance social well-being, delivering diverse forest and agriculture products while fostering environmental sustainability.

CARBON Removal Method

Forestation

REMOVAL TYPE

Nature based

Location

Bangladesh

Launched

2020

Vintage year

2020-2022

Varaha - Bangladesh Agroforestry

Overview

Varaha's ARR (Agroforestry, Reforestation, and Regeneration) initiative in Bangladesh, along with the implementation partner Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, focuses on planting fruit-bearing trees on smallholder lands.

The project started in June 2020, the project prioritizes the cultivation of mango and guava trees on marginal lands in Chapainawabganj, Nogaon, and Rajshahi districts. Diversifying tree species, such as Jackfruit and Jujube, starting in 2024, underscores the commitment to sustainable practices. Local smallholder farmers, owners of the project lands, benefit from precise land records, ensuring transparency and accountability. The project, supported by dedicated teams from Syngenta Foundation and its partner organization DASCOH Foundation, exemplifies a harmonious blend of carbon removal, agroforestry, and community well-being.

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Varaha - Bangladesh Agroforestry

Highlight

In collaboration with Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture Bangladesh, Varaha pioneers a transformative agroforestry project focused on efficient mango cultivation through modern drip irrigation. Operating in 22 districts, SFSA's IWET initiative, in partnership with Varaha, has empowered 30,000 farmers. The project, established in 2017, not only saves 70% of water consumption but also promotes commercialization and mango intercropping. Through Varaha's support, SFSA facilitates farmers' access to carbon finance, fostering sustainability, and expanding agroforestry practices with diversified tree crops, including mango, guava, jujube, and jackfruit.

  • Verra - the Bangladesh-focused ARR Project is under validation on Verra’s Carbon Registry.
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Varaha - Bangladesh 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 - Bangladesh 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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