Carbon Farming

Five promising measures to protect the climate by Carbon Farming

23 February 2021 - Published by Paula Nijman
One year ago a report on carbon farming sequestration techniques was published by authors from the INTERREG Carbon Farming project. These authors collected knowledge on suitable techniques and potentials to bind more carbon in soils in practical farming. This year the Carbon Farming group selected the top five of most promising measures to protect the climate by Carbon Farming in the North sea region of Europe.

Carbon Farming basically means to return and focus on soil fertility. Especially in times of climate change, extreme weather events and increasing food demand we should head for adequate humus contents in agricultural soils.

This in order to buffer against production risks and to maintain ecological soil functions. The focus is on potential of plants to reduce and store atmospheric CO2 and the role of soils as carbon sink. To pursue this path, farmers need to (re)integrate and maintain appropriate measures in their production. On local and farm level the integration of carbon farming technologies is an investment in the future productivity of soils.

The practical measures in this short report are the means through which farmers can best contribute in the end.

 

Get access to the short report of five promising carbon sequestration techniques by downloading it here.