The Carbon Cycle Institute (CCI) advances the carbon cycle as the fundamental organizing process underlying land management and on-farm conservation in our efforts to mitigate and adapt to the global climate crisis. Learn more about CCI.


Carbon Cycling

Addressing the climate emergency will require not only dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions but also the large-scale removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Agricultural and natural lands are our most valuable tools in massively scaling up rates of CO2 sequestration across the globe while also building climate resilience and ecological health.

Learn more at Why Carbon?

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Engaging Agriculture

CCI provides education, training, and mentoring to conservation partners, producer groups, and individual farmers and ranchers. Our carbon farming framework builds on and supports existing conservation programs provided by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, local Resource Conservation Districts, and extension services. CCI is committed to ensuring agricultural producers have access to technical assistance and funding support. Learn more about CCI’s support programs:

    Carbon Farming Network

     Education & Training

     Carbon Farmers

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Carbon Farming

A multitude of agricultural practices present the opportunity to significantly increase the amount of carbon stored in long-term carbon pools including soil organic matter and plant biomass, while supporting food production, rural economies, and ecological health. Learn more about CCI’s carbon farming programs:

     What is Carbon Farming?

     Carbon Farm Planning

     Carbon Farmers

Policy

Scaling agricultural climate solutions relies on strong policy support at regional, state, and national levels. Learn more about CCI’s policy programs:

     Climate Action Planning

     Climate Justice

Updates from the Field

To counter the worsening drought, California needs healthy soils
Guest Commentary
February 11, 2021

The World and What We Eat
The complexities of climate change require an educated understanding of individual ingredients, their contribution, and how we can do better.
By Nicole Ziza Bauer
February 11, 2021

Cabernet With a Side of Carbon
Napa’s wineries are embracing carbon farming—is it greenwash or a climate solution?
By Mallory Picket
June 18, 2020

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Our Impact

Completed Carbon Farm Plans

Acres Impacted

Metric Tons of CO2e Sequestered in 20 years when plans are fully implemented

Engaging Agriculture as a Climate Change Solution