Plant a better future
Combat climate change
Empower smallholder farmers
Realize carbon removal
How Acorn makes a difference
We help smallholder farmers in the transition to agroforestry by offering their sequestered carbon as carbon removal units to responsible corporates. We monitor biomass, issue carbon credits, and ensure farmers receive 80% of the EUR 5.5 m total revenue.
With agroforestry, farmers grow trees on land used for crops or livestock. As trees grow, carbon is sequestered from the atmosphere. The quality of the land improves, the farmer’s income increases, and biodiversity is restored.
Technology is what makes our mission possible in the first place. Using LIDAR and satellite imagery, we check if the biomass on farmers' land is increasing. It's quick, it's verifiable, and it's scalable.
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When biomass increases, we issue a carbon removal unit (CRU). These CRUs are transparent in origin and traceable. Every CRU we issue represents measured and measurable increased biomass, that we regularly check up on.
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Financial support encourages smallholder farmers to plant trees, co-benefits encourage large corporates to invest in carbon removal units. So doing the right thing is as straightforward and profitable as possible for everyone.
Fostering a better future around the globe
Cutting-edge technology enables us to keep close tabs on our projects worldwide. Taking the guesswork out of carbon reduction, all while investing in biodiversity as well as local communities.
Trusted by leading corporations
Trusted by leading corporations
Remote sensing partners
Get into the weeds
Every credit has a story: Grace and Mathew
Kyle Nielsen, Acorn's Innovation Consultant and native Zimbabwean, met a variety of smallholder farmers connected to our mission and activities. In a series of travel blogs, he shares their individual stories — and the global impact they exemplify.
Client conversations: DLL about green leasing and triple wins
We spoke to Erica Ward, DLL’s Sustainable Business Consultant, about working with Acorn — and how that leads to a win/win for our partners and the planet.
Helping over 100.000 farmers — and counting
With our recent onboarding of 37.000 farmers in Zambia, we're now helping 108.000 farmers around the world to transition to agroforestry and combat climate change.
Podcast: measuring trees with Mila Luleva and Agerpoint
Our head of remote sensing, Mila Luleva, was interviewed on Agerpoint podcast The Point Cloud. Listen to find out how technology aids sustainability.
Colombian coffee producers fight climate change
Can our morning coffee help capture carbon? Acorn is the world's first direct trade platform allowing companies to offset their emissions. Watch the video.
Acorn at COP27: the appeal of applicability
The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference was attended by world leaders, UN representatives — and Acorn. Read our retrospective blog.
Vacancies at Acorn
Interested in working at Acorn? Have a look at our current vacancies.
White paper on Carbon Farming by FAO and Acorn
Acorn and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a white paper on current carbon farming developments. Read it here.
A marketplace for change
Rabobank and Microsoft created an online carbon removal unit marketplace connecting large corporations with smallholder farmers. Watch the video.
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