SLOW COFFEE

Making it easy for a coffee distributor to meet compliance requirements

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about this project:

Slow Coffee is a pioneer in the coffee industry – producing nature positive coffee with a fully integrated supply chain

The Problem

The distributor was facing an inflection point, as it looked for ways to scale while meeting growing compliance and voluntary reporting requirements

The Solution

Slow Coffee is using Landler to inset within its supply chain

As a first step, it onboarded their growing partners in Laos onto Landler, gaining a deeper understanding of the impact regenerative practices and receiving data to share with legislators and investors

Following the success in Laos, Slow Coffee is onboarding more suppliers in Laos and well as expanding to Indonesia

Case studies

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Helping a South African producer switch to regenerative practices

South Africa
Carpe Diem is a leading producer of organic grapes and raisins in South Africa, accounting for a quarter of the country’s supply. Faced with production and customer pressures, the grape grower is shifting towards regenerative practices.
Carpe Diem is a leading producer of organic grapes and raisins in South Africa, accounting for a quarter of the country’s supply. Faced with production and customer pressures, the grape grower is shifting towards regenerative practices.

Creating regenerative agreements between farmers and suppliers

Germany
followfood is using Landler to understand and track the impact of regenerative practices across its supply chain, creating outcome-based payments for its suppliers, and helping to guide investment decisions in the future.
followfood is using Landler to understand and track the impact of regenerative practices across its supply chain, creating outcome-based payments for its suppliers, and helping to guide investment decisions in the future.
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FAQs

Are you an MRV company?

We are not an MRV company or a research group. We also donʼt just offer Natural Capital Accounts. We offer something unique, a new market infrastructure that transforms nature positive outcomes into assets that can be traded. We call this Nature Equity. Our goal is for Nature Equity to become a well-known term that is adopted by actors in our field, and beyond. For that to happen, we need to bring people along with us, using our communications to define Nature Equity whenever we can.

How does it work?

Landler monitors plots entered into the platform by Land Stewards using remote sensing and other data sources. These models periodically perform measurements and predictions of the following indicators:

Carbon: Soil organic carbon stock, Greenhouse gas emissions

Water: Surface soil moisture, Water holding capacity, Wilting point, Soil moisture trend

Biodiversity: Percentage cover of biodiversity zones. In addition to these state indicators, Landler provides medium-term forecasts of potential improvements in soil organic carbon stock and water holding capacity under optimal land-management scenarios. Model measurements and predictions are passed to the land steward in the form of a Natural Capital Account.

What kind of companies use Landler?

Our first users are the Agrifood companies and the farmers who act as their suppliers. Investing in Nature Equity assets can help businesses secure their supply chain for the long-term, all while meeting nature positive expectations from consumers and scope 3 requirements. Businesses enter into Nature Equity agreements with land stewards. These are outcome-based contracts wherein businesses pay land stewards when they demonstrate improvements in carbon storage, water holding capacity or biodiversity. In doing so, businesses increase the quality and resilience of supply, while meeting the requirements of growing nature-related legislation.

What technology does Landler use to analyse the land?

Our MRV technology is used to monitor Natural Capital in the dimensions of Carbon Water and Biodiversity using a combination of local sampling data and earth observation satellite data, machine learning and biophysical process modelling. A process model simulates biophysical processes based on known physical and chemical processes, for example carbon turnover rates in soils. Landler takes a special approach, using the earth observation data to derive inputs to biophysical process models where feasible, in addition to other data sources, for example weather records. A machine learning model is an encapsulated statistical relationship which between one or more satellite observations and field reference data. For building machine learning models, we collect field reference data from a variety of private and public databases as well as directly from land stewards. In addition, Landler works with partners to collect measurements directly from the field (samples). Landler relies on different satellite-based measurement techniques (e.g., optical, radar, lidar) in combination with biophysical process models and machine learning models to provide scalable, independent and affordable MRV services.

What is Nature Equity?

Building on the principles of natural capital accounting, Nature Equity starts with better understanding our land. MRV models, fed by geospatial and ground data, measure the biophysical aspects of a piece of land across multiple indicators. When enhancements are made to the biophysical aspects of this land, they become Nature Equity Assets. This asset can then be bought and sold on Landler.

What is a Nature Equity Uplift?

Uplift units are a digital unique and non-reproducible representation of an improvement measurement of natural capital value, as measured by Landler.

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