Offsetting your impacts and repairing the damage you cause by promoting sustainable development in the poorest countries.
Macadamia agroforestry in Malawi - driving sustainable development
We (Profs Who Fly and Themba Trust (a UK-based charity) are working with The Neno Macadamia Trust(NMT) and The (Malawi) Highland Macadamia Cooperative Union Ltd. (HIMACUL) to provide emissions offsets and support sustainable development-based agroforestry systems in Malawi.
Calculating the emissions that result from your travel (air):
Stage 1. Proof of concept
Incentivising farmers who are trading with HIMACUL to look after their trees, and for more farmers to trade through HIMACUL
Establish surveys and payment systems
In 2013 & 2016, paper based surveys were done with HIMACUL's farmers; about 1200 farmers were included
In 2017, a prototype smart phone-based survey of 78 long term HIMACUL member farmers was completed.
NMT and HIMACUL are now securing payments for 120 tC02 Carbon offsets
Following the success of the 2017 electronic survey, a repeat survey for 150 to 200 farmers is being carried out for 2018 certificates (July/Aug 18)
Stage 2. Plan Vivo (an established voluntary carbon offseting standard) certification for carbon trading, which will:
Incentivising farmers to plant and nurture trees and to trade through HIMACUL