TERO.004 - Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System


The objective of this methodology is to generate environmental assets in projects that promote the removal, maintenance and conservation of carbon stocks in agroforestry cultivation systems throughout Brazilian territory.


Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU)


Carbon Stock

Agricultural Culture



  • Maintenance of Carbon Stocks in Agricultural Culture;
  • Forestry.


Verified Carbon Credit (tCO2e)

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System

Minimum Criteria

  1. Full compliance with the New Forest Code (Law No. 12,651, of May 25, 2012);
  2. Rural property duly registered in the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) with zoning and absence of overlap with other areas (public or private);
  3. Full ownership of the rural property;
  4. Lack of mention on the Ministry of Labor’s Slave Labor Dirty List of project proponents and rural property owners;
  5. Absence of embargoes on rural property to be financed by environmental agencies;
  6. Comply with sectoral and regional agreements established for the crop (Soy Moratorium and the Green Protocol for Grains of Pará);
  7. In the Cerrado biome, no conversion of natural areas occurred after June 2017.

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System




Geographic Boundaries

The boundaries of the Project Areas (APs) must be totally inserted into Brazil


The use of a single rural property or a group of mosaic-shaped properties is permitted

Type of Rural Property

- Private rural property;

- Governmental and/or private Conservation Units (CU) for Sustainable Use that have the prerogative of generating environmental assets

Type of Culture

- Coffee (Coffea sp.) and its varieties;

- Planted forests (forest plantation), of native and/or exotic species.


Rural Property of at least 5 hectares and at least 1 hectare of forest in the Project Area

No Double Counting Guarantee

The project area cannot have a Carbon Stock or Credits project or any other asset linked to the Carbon environmental asset, registered and/or certified by another “standard/methodology” in the same crediting period


It is necessary to carry out at least one of the activities provided for in this methodology

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System


For the purposes of this methodology, it is understood that for coffee cultivation in Brazil, additionality is defined as: maintenance of sustainable productive activities, jobs and the generation of local wealth that would not occur in the absence of the project. Furthermore, coffee cultivation promotes the removal of GHG emissions, which would not occur in the absence of coffee.

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System

Temporal Limits

There is no limit to the duration of the project (“Zero Deforestation” commitment).

TERO.004 – Estoque de Carbono em Sistema Agrossilvipastoril

Additional Benefits (Co-Benefits)

The additional carbon benefits, or co-benefits, for projects using this methodology are:

  1. Conservation and preservation of biome biodiversity; and
  2. Sustainable development.

Methodology (AFOLU, Carbon Stock)

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System, Versão 1.0

TERO.004 – Carbon Stock in Agrosilvopastoral System


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What is Carbon Credit?

Financial, environmental, transferable asset representing the reduction, removal and avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, represented by one ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e), which has been recognized and generated as credit in the voluntary or regulated market.

Can this methodology be applied to other cultures?

No. Currently the methodology can only be applied to the Coffee agricultural culture.