Unlocking the international carbon market for smallholder farmers

Rabobank is committed to helping local, rural communities combat climate change, land degradation and food insecurity. That’s why we’re developing Acorn, an agroforestry-led carbon removal system for smallholder farmers.

An agroforestry-led carbon trade

We want to hear from you

As Acorn takes shape, we’re speaking with corporations, farmers’ co-ops, NGOs, research institutes, technology providers, and more. Are you interested in Acorn’s carbon removal units? Do you want to help farmers in your network? Or can you bring expertise or technology to the table? We’d like to hear from you.

Unlocking the international carbon market for smallholder farmers

Rabobank is committed to helping local, rural communities combat climate change, land degradation and food insecurity. That’s why we’re developing Acorn, an agroforestry-led carbon removal system for smallholder farmers.

An agroforestry-led carbon trade

We want to hear from you

As Acorn takes shape, we’re speaking with corporations, farmers’ co-ops, NGOs, research institutes, technology providers, and more. Are you interested in Acorn’s carbon removal units? Do you want to help farmers in your network? Or can you bring expertise or technology to the table? We’d like to hear from you.

Unlocking the international carbon market for smallholder farmers​

Rabobank is committed to helping local, rural communities combat climate change, land degradation and food insecurity. That’s why we’re developing Acorn, an agroforestry-led carbon removal system for smallholder farmers.

Unlocking the international carbon market for smallholder farmers​

Rabobank is committed to helping local, rural communities combat climate change, land degradation and food insecurity.That’s why we’re developing Acorn, an agroforestry-led carbon removal system for smallholder farmers.

We want to hear from you

As Acorn takes shape, we’re speaking with corporations, farmers’ co-ops, NGOs, research institutes, technology providers, and more. Are you interested in Acorn’s carbon removal units? Do you want to help farmers in your network? Or can you bring expertise or technology to the table? We’d like to hear from you.

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We want to hear from you

As Acorn takes shape, we’re speaking with corporations, farmers’ co-ops, NGOs, research institutes, technology providers, and more. Are you interested in Acorn’s carbon removal units? Do you want to help farmers in your network? Or can you bring expertise or technology to the table? We’d like to hear from you.

Contact us

Smallholder farmers and their communities are often on the receiving end of climate change – but they can also play an important role in reversing its effects. Rabobank is developing Acorn to open the carbon market up to smallholder farmers using tried and true agroforestry practices and modern, enabling technologies. 

Rabobank’s intention is to build a global, transparent carbon removal system for smallholder farmers who sequester carbon on their land using agroforestry techniques. By facilitating the transition to agroforestry and making its technologies available at smaller scales, Rabobank hopes to enable smallholder farmers to participate in the carbon marketplace and earn its financial benefits.  

‌Bringing together smallholder communities with an agroforestry-led carbon trade is at the core of Rabobank’s Acorn program and its aim to make a real contribution to climate preservation, land renewal and food security.

Smallholder farmers and their communities are often on the receiving end of climate change – but they can also play an important role in reversing its effects. Rabobank is developing Acorn to open the carbon market up to smallholder farmers using tried and true agroforestry practices and modern, enabling technologies. 

Rabobank’s intention is to build a global, transparent carbon removal system for smallholder farmers who sequester carbon on their land using agroforestry techniques. By facilitating the transition to agroforestry and making its technologies available at smaller scales, Rabobank hopes to enable smallholder farmers to participate in the carbon marketplace and earn its financial benefits.  

‌Bringing together smallholder communities with an agroforestry-led carbon trade is at the core of Rabobank’s Acorn program and its aim to make a real contribution to climate preservation, land renewal and food security.

An agroforestry-led carbon trade

Smallholder farmers and their communities are often on the receiving end of climate change – but they can also play an important role in reversing its effects. Rabobank is developing Acorn to open the carbon market up to smallholder farmers using tried and true agroforestry practices and modern, enabling technologies. 

Rabobank’s intention is to build a global, transparent carbon removal system for smallholder farmers who sequester carbon on their land using agroforestry techniques. By facilitating the transition to agroforestry and making its technologies available at smaller scales, Rabobank hopes to enable smallholder farmers to participate in the carbon marketplace and earn its financial benefits.  

‌Bringing together smallholder communities with an agroforestry-led carbon trade is at the core of Rabobank’s Acorn program and its aim to make a real contribution to climate preservation, land renewal and food security.

Meet one of our amazing farmers

James

    Ivory Coast

    25 years old

James has an accounting degree from university, but he went back home to become a farmer. Farming is a family tradition, but more importantly it’s a passion for him. James is always looking for more information and education and he is eager to try new agricultural practices on his land.‌

‌“I have rice and agroforestry. In the agroforestry I grow mostly vegetables and fruit trees, like 10 avocado trees. I have bananas, 3 mango trees, 2 orange trees and I grow Popo and potatoes. I also grow plants that are not edible, but I just have them for intercropping, like the trees I grow for animals and they cover crops. That correlation.. there is interaction where the crops benefit from the trees, and the trees benefit from the crops.”

500 CRUs

Sequestered through Acorn

3500+ farmers

Participating in Acorn

1 corporate

Reducing their carbon footprint with Acorn

500 CRUs

Sequestered through Acorn

3500+ farmers

Participating in Acorn

1 corporate

Reducing their carbon footprint with Acorn

Acorn projects around the globe

Rabobank’s Acorn program is rolling out across the world. Explore our interactive map to learn more about our projects and the communities we’re helping combat climate change.

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