Planboo is on a mission to scale carbon removal while improving agricultural soil health in the tropics through biochar and compost. This particular project has been developed in Lilongwe, Malawi. A 2022 IPC report estimated that 5.4 million Malawians are on the brink of extreme hunger. This has been driven by growing global fertilizer prices, increased severe weather events, and extreme poverty, with 70% of the country’s 19 million people living below the world poverty line of $1.90/day. Planboo and local partner Forest & Garden Services have developed a project that will produce 3,000 tonnes of organic biochar-enriched compost per year, employing at least 50 people full-time. The compost will help increase the water holding capacity of local soils, allowing them to build resilience to extreme weather events such as droughts or flooding. The compost is a mixture of bamboo biochar, ground peanut shells, chicken manure, and Kariba weed sourced from the local water dam. The biochar is produced in four Kontiki kilns that have been modified with Planboo’s Greenbox—an IoT hardware device that helps Planboo HQ in Stockholm record and audit biochar production remotely. Planboo’s unique and innovative approach allows projects throughout the tropics to access much-needed carbon financing while following a rigorous methodology accredited by the European Biochar Certificate.