Verra initiates revision of agricultural land management methodology

May 17, 2024 | Verra

Verra is launching a significant revision to the VM0042 Methodology for Improved Agricultural Land Management, leading to version 3.0. This update, critical for scaling regenerative agriculture projects, aims to enhance measurement, reporting, and verification processes. Key changes include:

  • Improved standardization for land stratification, soil sampling, and laboratory analysis of soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks.
  • A new flexible “blended baseline” approach for accommodating varying crop rotations.
  • Alignment of woody biomass quantification with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Methodology VM0047.
  • Clarification of repeated measurements for quantifying SOC stock changes.

Verra, with consultancy support from TerraCarbon, plans to conduct a formal public consultation on the draft for Q4 2024, with the final version expected in the first half of 2025.