GHG Emissions - February 28, 2022
Kellogg Launches GHG Reduction Reward Program For Farmers
Kellogg Company announced Kellogg's InGrained, a five-year program to partner with Lower Mississippi River Basin rice farmers to reduce their climate impact.
"Kellogg has established itself as a committed partner to farmers in implementing climate-positive agricultural practices in important crops like rice," said Kellogg CEO Steve Cahillane in a statement. "We are proud to announce a new program to help advance regenerative practices as part of our Better Days ESG commitments to support 1 million farmers and workers and reduce scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions across our value chain by 15%, by the end of 2030."
Kellogg's InGrained™ program will work with partners in the Lower Mississippi River Basin to reward rice farmers for the tons of GHG emissions they reduce. In 2022, Kellogg will pilot InGrained™ in northeast Louisiana in collaboration with leading agricultural GHG measurement firm Regrow, rice producers, Kellogg supplier Kennedy Rice Mill LLC, and agribusiness firm Syngenta.
The rice sourced from this area is used in rice-based foods like Kellogg's Rice Krispies® and Kellogg's Special K® cereals.
The pilot program will provide training opportunities in irrigation management, nutrient management, and soil health to support farmers' transition to new practices and reward farmers with US $20 per ton of GHG abatement their new practices achieve, quantified with Regrow's secure Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) platform. The pilot also can reduce irrigation water, an opportunity to conserve the region's water resources and reduce farmers' operating costs.
The program is estimated to reduce up to 51,000 tons of GHG from the North American rice ingredient supply chain over the next five years.
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