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Project name: Building momentum and trust to achieve credible soil carbon farming in the EU

Project acronym: CREDIBLE

Programme: Horizon Europe

Project duration: 06/2023 – 05/2026

Coordinator: Soluciones Agricolas Ecoinnovadoras (SAE), Spain


The project consortium consists of 21 partners from 9 European countries (all participating countries are EU member states). Slovakia is represented by the Bioeconomy Cluster.

The main goal of the CREDIBLE project is to build momentum and trust for the implementation of carbon farming in the EU. This will be primarily achieved  by setting up and moderating a network of initiatives/projects/stakeholders (referred as the Network of Networks – NoN) for favouring transparency,  environmental integrity, and methodology standardisation in soil carbon accounting. Such a NoN will be responsible for pushing forward multiple discussions articulated around three main themes: Which practices? What standards? How to monitor?

This NoN is expected to evolve from a mostly technical/scientific network at the onset of the project, into a process catalysing policy making and business innovation toward its end. The transparent, open access, multi actor dialogues  required to build trust and co-create solutions will be orchestrated around three annual European Carbon Farming Summits, which will present opportunities for  the NoN to interact with the broader stakeholder community and grow to the point it would attract further fundings for long term sustainability.

Through the  action, four specific objectives will be achieved:

  • to build and disseminate a practical toolbox for promoting carbon farming, capable of taking into account local land uses, best practices, and multi-actor interests;
  • to identify options for benchmarking and selecting standards, certification mechanisms, and policy  instruments for carbon farming;
  • to favour the establishment of a network of soil carbon data collectors and repositories to improve measuring and  monitoring carbon dynamics;
  • to build up processes and tools to drive conversations for the upscaling of carbon farming.

CREDIBLE’s ambition is to support the European Commission and the Expert Group on Carbon Removal in the identification and upscale of solutions for soil carbon farming. The first meeting of project consortium is likely to take place in June 2023.

Public consultation of CREDIBLE project!

After this year’s successful first Carbon Farming Summit in Valencia, we would like to invite you to public consultations.

Project Credible’s Focus Groups generate periodic outcomes: key messages, tensions and opportunities for advancing carbon farming in the EU.

Summaries of these outcomes can be accessed here: and stakeholders are invited to leave their opinion on the matters. Your comments will inspire further discussions within the Focus Groups and will be available to the wider community.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101112951