Thursday, November 21, 2013

17. Soil Carbon Measurement solution

Problem: A significant cost for soil carbon sequestration is measurement, monitoring and verification. A farmer buying such services as a single purchaser would face a major cost decision. Practical solution: But were the farmers aggregated into a buying group they could negotiate a significant discount.  This would be relatively easy to arrange in a mature market. But in a start-up market – with uncertainty in the minds of many due to misinformation – it would be hard to find an aggregator willing to take the risk without a monopoly or a Government initiated scheme which operated as a competitive tender.

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