Knowledge for better food systems

Soil carbon sequestration: opportunities and limitations

Saturday, May 1, 2010

This paper summarises the presentations and discussions that took place at a workshop organised by the Food Climate Research Network on 21 January 2010. Participants explored the possibilities and limitations afforded by soil carbon sequestration measures, and the discussion spanned a range of issues including crop productivity and land use, the relationship between the carbon and nitrogen cycles, biodiversity and water aspects and research needs. The workshop was supported by Defra and the Committee on Climate Change.