The positive impacts of the Agrocortex project

The Agrocortex project is preventing deforestation in the Amazon, helping in the preservation of the local biodiversity, fauna and water resources.

Have you ever heard of the Agrocortex project? MOSS is the biggest environmental platform in the world promoting innovation, forest preservation, as well as  the economic and social development of unassisted regions by means of carbon credit sales. 

MOSS’ objective is to fight global warming and foment sustainable actions to ensure a better planet for future generations. To reach these goals, the organization works as a carbon credit sales platform. 

The funding from carbon credit purchases goes directly into partner projects, making forest maintenance feasible and assisting community development around it. These transactions make supporting projects such as the Agrocortex possible, therefore saving the Amazon rainforest.

To have a better understanding of the carbon credit market and check on the work being done by Agrocortex, read this article all the way through.. 

What is MOSS and the carbon credit market? 

MOSS believes that the positive impact to the Amazon rainforest is only the beginning of all the good carbon credits can do around the world. That is why we developed a carbon credit trading platform. It can be used by individuals and companies as well. For companies, MOSS offers solutions and consulting in order to enable organizations to minimize their impacts by purchasing carbon compensation.

Carbon credits represent or correspond to one ton of carbon dioxide. Therefore, this very measurement is geared towards calculating the greenhouse gas emissions reduction and enabling its trading value.

A carbon credit is a commodity, and for that reason, it is traded in dollars. Other than that, it is worth highlighting that MOSS has no control over its pricing. In other words, pricing is defined by secondary markets.

The assets are sold on the platform and go through rigorous processes which follow international standards. The certification of MOSS selected credits follow the  VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) global protocol, which ensures credit ballast, in order to avoid double counts. 

For the transaction, MOSS uses the MCO2 Token, the first global scale carbon credit token, that offers ease, transparency, and security for carbon footprint compensation. By means of MCO2 token purchases, MOSS clients have already sent USD 10 Million in 8 months to conservation projects in the Amazon rainforest. That amount represents a preservation of approximately 1 Million hectares.  

What is Agrocortex Acre Wood?

Agrocortex Acre Wood is a company in the brazilian forestry sector focused on sustainability. It unites environmental conservation through forest management in the Amazon Rainforest with social responsibility by means of quality of life improvements to the people in the region the project is inserted.

Sustainable forest management is a means of interacting with the forrest with the purpose of wood extraction. The goal is to minimize the impacts to the rainforest and assist in woodlands and local biodiversity conservation. Consequently, we can say that sustainable management stimulates forest development. Over 400 species of birds are estimated to inhabit the Agrocortex project area, which represent about 20% of all cataloged species in Brazil.

Founded in 2014, Agrocortex is committed to managing all operational activities related to forest management and the timber industry. Activities are split between the Seringal Novo Macapá Farm, located on the state border of Acre and Amazonas, and their plant in Manoel Urbano/AC, the nearest city to the farm. 

The company funds one of the biggest sustainable forest exploration projects in Brazil geared towards long term wood production, based on practices that respect the environment in a way that would never strain the natural resources and even contribute with forest regeneration. Besides that, it is the only Sustained Forest Management Plan in Brazil authorized to explore the Swietenia macrophylla king species (Mahogany) conforming with specific legislation and the follow up from the CITES Technical Scientific Committee.

What is the goal of the REED Agrocortex Project? 

Sustainable management is the solution to protecting the forests covering 96% of the state of Acre. Therefore, the main goal of the REDD Agrocortex Project is to prevent unplanned deforestation (AUD) of the project area, of 186.369,66 ac. The annual estimated emission reduction is of 483.594 tCO2.  

The project area is located in the Seringal Novo Macapá Farm, which is located in the Manoel Urbano, Pauini, and Boca do Acre municipalities, in Acre and Amazonas states, southeast region of the Amazon Rainforest. The property is located in the so-called “Amazon Deforestation Arch”, under pressure from all sides by livestock farming, legal and illegal wood extraction, and road construction. 

Other than contributing to the long term conservation of the region, the Agrocortex REDD Project also has the role of establishing a barrier against advancing deforestation, providing an important contribution to biodiversity conservation in the southeast of the Amazon and also to climate regulation in Brazil and South America. 

In 2020, the Agrocortex REDD Project was the winner of the Voluntary Carbon Market Rankings 2020 Prize, in the Best Individual Compensation Project. “From 2014 to 2020, the project prevented deforestation of 5.300 hectares of woodlands. Besides that, it resulted in jobs and income to one of the poorest regions in Brazil”, explained Marcos Pretto, Agrocortex CEO. 

The Agrocortex REDD Project relies on VCS certifications, SocialCarbon and FSC®, and 100% of carbon credit sales are reinvested in the project.

What are the future prospects?

For such projects to keep on going, it is vital that people, companies, and governments unite to raise, mainly, awareness on the importance of the forest as well as attract investment and incentive that cover projects like Agrocortex. 

Currently, Brazil only certifies 5 million credits per year, but has the potential to certify 1.5 billion. If credit pricing gets closer to current european amount, there is a potential for it to result in 60 billion dollars in exportations for the brazilian Amazon rainforest.

In conclusion, projects such as the Agrocortex brings on social inclusion, economic development, forest protection and carbon compensation. If you are interested in the subject and would like to be an agent of change by helping this and other projects, visit our platform and register today!

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