Draft Methodology

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Sectoral Scope

14. Agriculture, Forestry, Land Use


Under Development

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.


Verra is leading the development process and has selected an expert consulting team to develop the tool (see Section 2.1.1[2] of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF). The proposed tool is currently at “Step 3: Draft Methodology Development” of the VCS Methodology Development and Review Process, 4.3 (PDF).

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.

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