Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Announces Request for Proposals

The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) recently released two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for technical contractors to carry out testing, development and assessment of cost-effective, scalable tools, technologies and models to support ecosystem service markets for agriculture. The work is funded through ESMC’s $20.6M public-private partnership with the Foundation for … Continue reading Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Announces Request for Proposals

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium and The Fertilizer Institute Launch Pilot

The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) and the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) announced today at Commodity Classic plans to test improved nutrient stewardship as a means of increasing farmer profitability through the ecosystem services market being developed by the ESMC. This pilot project will test the ESMC’s protocols and data intake … Continue reading Ecosystem Services Market Consortium and The Fertilizer Institute Launch Pilot

General Mills, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Launch Farm-Based Ecosystem Services Pilot

General Mills, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to pilot test ESMC’s program that rewards farmers for generating environmental assets by improving soil health on their land. This pilot project will test ESMCs protocols and processes … Continue reading General Mills, Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Launch Farm-Based Ecosystem Services Pilot

FFAR Awards $10.3 Million to Support Ecosystem Services Markets for Farmers and Ranchers

In a lead up to the Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Indianapolis, the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) jointly announced on November 19 the award of $10.3 million from FFAR to establish the research component of ESMC that supports the development of … Continue reading FFAR Awards $10.3 Million to Support Ecosystem Services Markets for Farmers and Ranchers

ESMC Names Science Advisors, Adds Six New Members

The Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) today announced selection of science advisors to provide scientific expertise to the four working groups within the Consortium’s research arm, known as the Ecosystem Services Market Research Consortium (ESMRC). Working group co-leads were also named. The ESMRC working groups are focused on investments in … Continue reading ESMC Names Science Advisors, Adds Six New Members