Envirotrades Quirimbas Community Carbon is a Carbon sequestration project, located inside the boundaries of the Quirimbas national park, affecting agricultural communities in the Macomia, Quissanga and Meluca districts of the National Park. Some 95 000 people currently reside in the park and 30 000 in the buffer zone.
The aim of the company that runs it, Envirotrade, is to capture carbon through agro-forestry, and sell carbon credits on the voluntary markets, which at this stage comprise Europe and the United States. They also aim to alleviate poverty.
Planting, preserving and protecting these forests are all services regulated by a contract between Envirotrade and the farmers. The contract is for a fixed term of seven years. Yet, as stipulated by the clauses in the contract, the producer (farmer) is under the obligation to plant and care for trees, and will receive an annual payment, which varies according to the system chosen and the size of the area of land used. After seven years payments cease, but farmers still have a duty of care.
“It is the farmer’s obligation to continue to care for the plants which they own, even after the seven year period covered by this contract”, one of the articles in the clause on obligations of producers stipulates.  The large population in the park are farmers who depend on the forests and land to subsist. Envirotrade argues that the population poses significant challenges to the management of the forest resources due to their poverty. So, through the so called forest management and conservation of soils, farmers are producing carbon for the benefit of the Northern Countries, while gas emissions keep rising and African Countries face the consequences. Because of this business, farmers have limitations for the use of the land.
According to Via Campesina "Food production and people's sovereignty in Africa could be seriously compromised by carbon capture projects and the so-called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation Plus (REDD+) mechanism. They can exacerbate food insecurity on the continent and could result in the loss of control over land and forest resources for African farmers."  VC also notes that contracts regulating these activities do not include a section on farmers’ rights.
Envirotrade has three such projects in Mozambique.