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FAO launches tools to encourage soil organic carbon sequestration

FAO launches tools to encourage soil organic carbon sequestration

Rome, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Wednesday launched two practical instruments designed to encourage soil organic carbon (SOC) maintenance and sequestration.
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The two products unveiled today, part of the RECSOIL initiative, are a global map illustrating how much and where CO2 can be sequestered by soils — the GSOCseq, and a technical manual of good practices to sequester and maintain SOC stocks in soils.

‘We must look for innovative ways to transform our agri-food systems to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable. Healthy soils are critical to achieving this,’ FAO Director-General QU Dongyu told the opening session of the ninth Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly.

While soils and soil health are well-rooted in the global agenda, tangible impacts remain an important challenge ‘for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life for all, leaving no one behind,’ Qu said.

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