Environment Friendly Agricultural Brand “Cool Vege” Through Carbon Sequestration by Biochar for Sustainable Management of Food and Water

Akira Shibata, Hidehiko Kanegai


The reduction of of greenhouse gas to mitigate or adapt to drastic climate change are one of the most important issues for human beings. On the other hand, rural development is also important issue for sustainable rural natural resources to secure food and water. Then, we propose the new socio-economic scheme to solve these issues at the same time through biochar carbon capture and sequestration. This scheme contains 4 measure factors that 1) Carbon Capture & Storage(CCS) via biochar, 2) Biochar CCS should be carried out at agricultural  lands  for  rural  development,  3)  Biochar  CCS  should  be  monitored  and measured to generate carbon credits and social creditability, 4) The ECO-brand “Cool Vege” for agricultural products derived from biochar CCS. And, it consists of  many stake holders and actors that local community, compost center, farmers, CCS local committee consisted by local governments and universities as scientific authority, companies, retailers and normal citizen as consumers. Therefore, when proceeding this scheme, it is needed to have holistic aspect like bird view.


Biochar, CCS, Carbon credit, COOL VEGE, rural development

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20527/jwem.v1i1.80


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