CARBON TAX FUND:
Our mission is to be the best in the world in micro hydro electric and water resource management: by evolving innovative damless hydroelectric and water transfer technology. We create Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries to support Micro Finance for women farmers and their families using the Carbon Tax Fund, a new form of foreign aid. We export Mechanization into Africa for more productive agriculture.
Rabbit and Fish Agro-forest
Current efforts to expand finances to meet small holder demand are not sufficient: innovation, progressive partnerships, and smart subsidies have the potential to change the growth of the Africa’s small holder farmers.
THE RABBIT COLONY FARM BUDGET: $110,000 US
- Administrative Building: $60,000
- Materials and construction of 50 cages (1st Group): 5,000 US$
- Materials and construction of 50 cages (2nd Group): 5,000 US$
- Allotment garden with children: 3,000 US$
- Meetings, training and site visits (100 persons): 3,000 US$
- Materials and set-up for tanning of rabbit hides: 4,000 US$
- Documentation, reporting: 5,000 US
- Local coordination: 5,000 US$
- International coordination/travel: 5,000 US$
- Project administration: 5,000 US$
TREE NURSERY: $100,000 US BUDGET:
- Materials and construction: 45,000 US$
- Meetings, training Building: 20,000 US$
- Materials and set-up: 7,000 US$
- Documentation, reporting/ every five years: 14,000 US$
- Local coordination: 3,500 US$
- International coordination/travel: 5,000 US$
- Project administration: 3,500 US$
Today’s Tall Tree Nurseries use Perchigation:
Biochar is the basis of this system:
FACT: The increase in CO2 from roughly 280 parts per million (ppm) prior to the Industrial Revolution to about 392 ppm today is having a dramatic impact on our climate, both warming our climate and altering our weather with more droughts and more very extreme weather events.
Carbon markets is an innovative, market-based solutions to global climate change. These markets allow for the purchase of carbon “credits” by carbon emitters who need to offset their emissions based on a government set “cap”. The emitter could purchase credit(s) from a seller who is taking some action to reduce carbon emissions or sequester carbon.
Right now deforestation is causing 15% of the problem of global warming. The carbon dioxide capture of the trees addresses global warming, so the Carbon Tax Fund will support any forestation because trees are the only part of nature that soaks up unwanted Carbon Dioxide in the world.
Our world must seek to avoid a rise in global average surface temperatures approaching 1.5°C. Anything higher will endanger significant human populations and biodiversity, and is morally wrong.
It is not enough to merely minimize the environmental impact. It is also important to maximize agronomic production. The concept of an Agro-forestry farm allows farmers to support themselves with crops while the trees of an orchard eventually become productive between 3 to 5 years. In the meantime, the women farmers are supported by crops grown in between the orchard trees and rabbit farming. Inter-cropping does not significantly influence tree volume and biomass production. The yields are not significantly affected by the presence of the trees, even at the closest spacing of 4 m × 4 m.
The Community Development Carbon Tax Fund of the World Bank is one type of carbon credit program that is designed to allow farmers to sequester carbon on their land and promote sustainable development for the community.
Here is how we begin OUR REVOLUTION.
Enter the Carbon Tax Fund
500 trees/hectare will yield 50 tons of Carbon from branches and weeds or (50 tons x ⅓) 16.7 tons of CO2 emission absorption: each tree absorbs 65.6 lbs of CO2 /year from its biochar.
On a 1.5 acre farm of 300 trees:
- There will be 10 tons/year of CO2 emission absorption: at the rate of $15/ton, the Net Present Value (NPV) is $150/year (at the rate of $100/acre).
- The Carbon Tax Fund can support 300 trees for a total cost of $150/year for a period of 25 years plus an initial $450:
- There will be 300 trees with a NPV of $0.50: at the rate of $15/ton, the Net Present Value (NPV) is $150/year.
- Add $1.00/tree for reporting and auditing for 25 years (that’s a one-off total – not per year): $300 to be monitored by Living Water MicroFinance Inc. for 25 years.
There is a stipulation that all biomass on the 1.5 acre farm will be converted to biochar every year. The calculations for one acre is $100/year for biochar support of 200 trees and $300 initial support for the NPV of 200 trees ($100) and the reporting and auditing over 25 years ($200).
This fund will be made available to other farmers who need support before the orchards become productive after 18 months.The women farmers and their families maintain this agroforest farms by planting vegetable like yam in between the new tree seedlings. The microfinance loan is due after the harvest. The original fruit and nut tree seedlings along with nitrogen fixing trees are supplied by Today’s Tall Tree Nursery.The tree nursery funding will be supported by $300 NPV and Biochar charges/acre. The $80,000 to $100,000 Today’s Tall Tree Nursery will be supported by 267 acres or 106 (133) hectare [0.4-0.5 square miles].
The Funds to Finance Rehabilitation
There are two sources of funds based on two different methods of absorbing carbon emissions: one from biochar in soils and the other from planting of trees.
On one hectare of farm land of 500 trees:
- Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund for BIOCHAR IN SOILS
LND Fund seeks to mobilize US$2 billion annually; they estimate that the average cost of land rehabilitation is $100- $150/ha. In Africa, five countries have voluntary committed to LND including Algeria, Chad, Ethiopia , Namibia and Senegal.
- 500 trees/hectare will yield 50 tons of Carbon from branches and weeds or (50 tons x ⅓) 16.7 tons of CO2 emission absorption from the production of
- The value of the capture of carbon in the form of Biochar is $250/year at the tax rate of $15/ton. (The LDN Fund offers $150/year based on $10/ton of carbon emissions.)
- The Carbon Tax Fund for TREES: the fund can support 500 trees for a total cost of $200/year for a period of 25 years plus an initial $750:
- There will be 500 trees with a NPV of $0.50/tree: at the rate of $15/ton, the Net Present Value (NPV) is $200/year.
- Add $1.00/tree for reporting and auditing for 25 years (that’s a one-off total – not per year): $500 to be monitored by Living Water MicroFinance Inc. for 25 years.
This part of the fund will support each 1.5 acre farm that will have access to $150/year n the form of micro finance assistance complements of the Carbon Tax Fund. Each $150 will be recycled nine times for a total of $1,350.
This micro finance will be made available to women farmers and their families who need support before the orchards become productive after 18 months: they will maintain this agroforest farms by planting vegetable like yam in between the new tree seedlings. The micro finance loan will be due after the harvest.
The tree farm is supported by a Today’s Tall Tree Nursery managed by Living Water MicroFinance Inc. in order to reduce the cost of tree seedlings. The fruit and nut tree seedlings along with nitrogen fixing trees are supplied by Today’s Tall Tree Nursery.
The reporting and auditing of trees for 25 years at the rate of $1.00/tree will help finance a Today’s Tall Tree Nursery to service over 100 hectare (beginning with 50,000 tree seedlings). The estimated fixed cost is $80,000. This decentralized system is preferable to the present centralized nurseries that have costly transportation costs for very vulnerable tree seedlings.
This calculation does NOT include income streams from the fruit and nut produce, which are reserved for the women farmers and their families. Irrigation can be added for a remunerative 275% crop improvement at a later date.
There will be a stipulation that all biomass on the 1.5 acre farm will be converted to Biochar every year. Creating Biochar on a farm involves incentives: the women farmer and her family will receive $150 based on the carbon tax rate of $15/ton for a total of 34 tons/year of carbon sequestered.
Living Water MicroFinance Inc. will arrange partnerships with African landlords (who provide a long term lease) for woman farmers and their families.
What should a Community do with its unused land?
- Microforestry enables communities of farm families to accomplish what none could accomplish by working alone. Over ten years, a woman farmer earns over $5,600 from farming trees and crops.
- The Colony Rabbit Farm does the marketing and slaughtering: a two-month-old rabbit for breeding fetches at least 2,500 Ksh. On average 200 kits/month will be traded for 50 adult rabbits from the farm and the families return home with them or sell them to the farm at about 180 Ksh each: 36,000 Ksh
- The nutrient-rich water generated by fish farming is used to fertilize nearby gardens and trees while producing 1,500 kg of fish per year.
- A HUG irrigation/hydroelectricity near flowing water without a dam: Phase 2: 780 Kw for 2000 households
HUG Irrigation and Electricity for Africa’s small communities: introduces an innovative approach to dramatically change growth trajectory.
- Income from Electricity: 5,470,000 Kwh x (0.15 Tariff – 0.033 Cost) = $530,600/year
- HUG Electric Turbine: 30 years Lifetime: 15% Return/year on Investment
AFRICAN MIDDLE CLASS A country cannot grow with only a rich class and a poor class! It is acknowledged that many living on US$2 to US$4 a day could easily slip back into poverty.
ALLEVIATING ENERGY POVERTY The poorest fifth of the world pays one-fifth of the world’s lighting bill – but receive only 0.1% of the lighting benefits
HELPING SOLVE WORLD’S CARBON TAX FUND
A Full Scale Aquaponic Tree Nursery in Africa supported by:
- A Micro Hydro Electric System: no dams: HugENERGY.us
- An Irrigation System: NORTHydro.com
- A Rabbit and Fish Farm: AfriCAPITALISM.us
- An Agroforestry Intercrop System: LivingWaterIs.com
- The Charitable Arm: SunnyUp.net
- God’s Loveletters: Godloveletters.com
- Thunder of Justice: ThunderofJustice.com