|Year Organization Established a Carbon Program
|Affiliated Organization Type
|Payment Basis to Farmers
|$/ton of carbon generated
|Payment Amount and Details
|Agricultural System Focus
|All U.S. states
|Regenerative practices, minimization of soil disruption and cover crops and crop biodiversity.
|Ten-year commitment to: Update farm records each year. Verify at least every three years. Sell at least 15% of Nori Removal Tonnes (NRTs) on the Nori marketplace (85% can be listed on another market). Carbon remains in the ground for the duration of the contract.
|Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
|Soil Metrics is the MRV tool for Nori. Producer-paid cost of verification is $2,500 to $5,000 per project at initial listing. The supplier receives a carbon credit estimate before investing in verification and other program costs. Verification is required every three years, and costs are expected to go down.
|Digital Tools for MRV
|Nori App manages all Producer data. Data can be transferred from farm software to the Nori App. Conservis is an example of farm software that is compatible with the Nori App.
|A regenerative farming practice must have been adopted within the ten years prior to the current year. Must have quality farm management records. Must provide digital field boundaries for the enrolled fields. Fields must be U.S.-based croplands. Fields must not have participated in the USDA Conservation Reserve Program since 2000. Producer must be willing to pay for verification by a Nori-approved third party.
|A minimum of 500 acres is recommended.
|Must land be owned?
|Minimum Data Requirements
|Field boundaries and historic data back to 2000, including: Farm rotations, fertilizer use, planting and harvest dates, tillage and termination dates, irrigation, manure use, liming, burning. Future crop rotations through 2030. The U.S. Cropland protocol requires 30 years of data; Nori provides the tools to collect the data.
|Years of management practice data needed
|The U.S. Cropland protocol requires 30 years of data; Nori provides the tools to collect the data.
|Does the program pay for past practices?
|Practices that have been adopted in the past ten years are considered, and Nori pays for up to four years of historical practices.
|Nori allows for aggregation of projects and verification of multiple farms at once, which is important for scaling up projects.
|Nori does not provide an online ROI calculator. Prior to verification, the producer receives a carbon credit estimate before investing in verification and other program costs.
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Program information was validated by a program representative in September 2022.
For additional details, visit the Nori website