Under Development

Development ID#


Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


On Hold 26 January 2024

The proposed tool enables the standardization of procedures for land stratification, physical soil sampling, and laboratory analyses to ensure consistency in determining soil organic carbon (SOC) stock changes. The tool can be used with agricultural land management VCS methodologies that quantify SOC stock changes, such as VM0042 Methodology for Improved Agriculture Land Management.


The tool development was put on hold by Verra, as per Section 2.1.5 of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, v4.2 (PDF). The decision was based on the proposal’s limited applicability. Verra is redesigning the planned content of the tool to integrate it into VM0042 through a major revision. A separate tool may be reactivated in the future if there is demand for common guidelines for a larger set of methodologies.

Stakeholders interested in collaborating during the tool development or developing projects that will apply this tool are encouraged to contact Please include the Methodology Development ID# M0176 in the subject line.