Sustainable Food Guide
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The overall objective of the Soil Thematic Strategy is to the protection and sustainable use of soil, based on the following guiding principles:.
preventing further soil degradation and preserving its functions;
restoring degraded soils to a level of functionality consistent at least with current and intended use,
Carbon Sequestration and Trading Falloux PPT International Food Policy Council
US figures. Lal et al 'Managing Soil Carbon'
Peat Restoration: planting marsh grasses and bulrushes that when they die they will accumulate beneath the surface and gradually transform into peat. Potential C sequestration: 77 tonnes C hect/yr.
Soil / Carbon Indicators
The following indicators have been proposed for use in a national soil monitoring scheme. DEFRA project to design a new soil monitoring scheme. UKSIC have been focusing on the use of SOC as a headline indicator for the SFFS. Carbon levels are best measured at 5-7 year intervals..which isnt v.useful for yearly targets..
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