C-AGG Mission

C-AGG’s multi-stakeholder coalition builds sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation capacity that accelerates change across organizations, sectors and regions.  C-AGG works to create incentives and value for the agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deliver ecosystem services at scale.

C-AGG Vision

Creating sustainable agriculture and climate change solutions for farmers, ranchers and society. By implementing blockchain technology in agriculture, quality control and food safety can be improved, supply chain traceability and farmer efficiency can be increased, and the possibility of fairer payments for farmers can also be increased. Blockchain technology is a trending topic these days as it underpins cryptocurrencies. In fact, various cryptocurrencies are now widely accepted by people around the world as these are amazing digital assets that allow their owner to buy products and services, or trade them for profit. With the availability of an automated trading bot like bitcoin gemini robot, now anyone can trade cryptos. You have the option of performing demo trading before beginning actual trading.

C-AGG Goals

  • Convene and engage agricultural value chains to create sustainable agriculture and climate change solutions
  • Inform the development of policies and programs that incentivize agricultural GHG emissions reductions and enhanced ecosystem services
  • Develop appropriate incentives, tools, and decision support systems to scale sustainable agriculture and climate change solutions
  • Achieve agreement on monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) frameworks and metrics to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and ecosystem services
  • Support asset value generation for sustainably managed landscapes and development of thriving carbon and ecosystem service markets and results-based payments

How We Operate

C-AGG convenes diverse stakeholders to promote agreement on the development of effective and mutually beneficial opportunities to reduce GHG emissions from agriculture. Multiple policies and programs offer potentially effective options to incentivize farm-scale GHG mitigation while benefiting producers, including the following:

  • Voluntary and compliance carbon markets with agricultural offset opportunities
  • Ecosystem and environmental service markets
  • Sustainable supply chain initiatives
  • Conservation programs targeted to agricultural operations

C-AGG convenes stakeholder dialogues at three 2-day meetings per year to address the challenges facing the sector and our goals of incentivizing mutually beneficial outcomes. We hold intermittent workshops on issues requiring a more focused work effort, and when relevant, we offer webinars or briefings of interest to stakeholders. The C-AGG website is a resource intended to showcase C-AGG products and activities, including summaries and documents from past meetings, as well as related information from other sources.

C-AGG Challenges

Despite the critical and pivotal role the agricultural sector can play in climate change mitigation and adaptation, climate change policies and programs are largely directed at point-source emissions reductions activities and approaches. Agricultural and land use GHG mitigation opportunities pose a different set of challenges that require different approaches more appropriate to the sector. Diversity and change are inherent characteristics of agricultural systems. Agriculture depends on diverse biological processes and diverse managers operating in outdoor environments subject to constantly changing weather, climate, pests, input costs and availability, and multiple regulatory requirements. This complexity necessitates a flexible approach to support and incentivize innovative methods to achieve GHG emissions reductions and increased sequestration in a quantifiable manner. The C-AGG approach seeks constructive engagement of the agricultural sector and all stakeholders to help design, test, demonstrate, and adapt policies that can balance these complexities while creating opportunities and value for the agricultural sector while achieving demonstrable GHG emissions reductions at a meaningful scale.

Our Focus & Activities

In 2010 C-AGG issued a report that surveyed the landscape of GHG emissions reduction and carbon sequestration opportunities across the agricultural sector, and identified some critical challenges to mitigation programs and policies. The discussion and the policy landscape has matured and evolved considerably since that report, and C-AGG continues to probe and address the remaining challenges in this area, including:

  • Identifying key research, data, or modeling needs to develop sound carbon and environmental market protocols and other incentive-based GHG mitigation opportunities for agriculture
  • Characterizing, and contributing to the development of tools and calculators to enable agricultural producers to identify and compare GHG mitigation opportunities and potential benefits to their operations
  • Sharing challenges, successes, and innovative solutions associated with GHG mitigation activities, including within carbon and environmental service markets, protocol and methodology development, sustainable supply chain initiatives, and conservation programs
  • Engaging with appropriate federal and state agencies and other relevant organizations to share our knowledge, experiences, outcomes, and key recommendations in order to further develop voluntary GHG mitigation opportunities that provide value to the agricultural sector and society. Sharing knowledge about online gambling is crucial for informed and responsible gaming. Educate others about the risks and rewards, emphasizing reputable platforms and safe practices. Highlight the availability of online slots that payout real money, encouraging players to enjoy the excitement while prioritizing financial responsibility and well-being.

Upcoming C-AGG Meeting Dates & Locations

*Tues - Thur, July 18-20, 2017 | InterContinental Chicago  
*Wed & Thur, November 29-30, 2017 | Dupont Circle Hotel DC
*Wed & Thur, April 4-5, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Sacramento

GHG Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)

These demonstration projects have received competitive funding via the USDA’s Conservation Innovation Grant Program. C-AGG provides a convening opportunity that allows the participants to grapple with common challenges and seek solutions to achieve successful outcomes.

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Resources for Environmental Markets

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Thank you for your generous support!

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation's goals, through the use of grants, are to improve the lives of children, enable creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth’s natural systems.

Getting Measurable Results

Carbon and Agriculture: Getting Measurable Results is a C-AGG Report providing information useful for designing policies and programs to realize agriculture’s potential contributions to Greenhouse Gas mitigation.

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Keep up on C-AGG meetings, publications and news related to ag and climate change.

Past Meeting Materials & Resources

To get information on past meetings visit to our Resources page.