Using green credits to promote sustainable agro-forestry
Green Credits is an incentive framework or a reward-scheme for sustainable, eco-friendly behaviour.
With respect to agriculture and farming, there is already a lot of progress in certain parts of India, like Sikkim which has become an almost 100% organic farming state. By using the standards and practices of sustainable farming methods, one can make adjustments to them based on the local, state-wise or region-specific factors (like crop variety, soil quality, weather, demographics of employment and income, minimum price laws etc.), and award Green Credits based on verified, achievable progresses made on effective use of those updated practices (as determined by the modified metrics of the Green Credit system). However, combining agriculture and farming with forestry becomes extremely integral due to two factors.