Project Scientists presented at the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17) 21-23 March 2017.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Project Scientists presented at the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon

The Symposium was a scientific meeting, held over three days, 21-23 March 2017, at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy with over 400 participants representing all regions of the world. Visit the symposium webpage here: http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/d68134e9-3ca5-43f0-98ac-9239aaac9659/

The three main themes of the symposium were:

1. Measuring, mapping, monitoring and reporting SOC;

2. Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks (fostering SOC sequestration) for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN);

3. Managing SOC in soils with a) high SOC - peatlands, permafrost, and black soils b) grasslands and livestock production systems and c) in dryland soils.

ICRAF scientists contributed to Theme 1 and presented on the application of systematic mapping and monitoring techniques for assessing soil organic carbon (SOC), highlighting the utility for the Sustainable Development Goals, and the United Nations Conventions:  CBD, UNFCCC and UNCCD. View the ICRAF presentation here: https://www.slideshare.net/agroforestry/spatial-assessment-of-the-mapping-and-monitoring-of-soil-organic-carbon

 See full blog here: http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/index.php/2017/03/28/soil-management-land-restoration-vital-meeting-climate-change-sustainable-development-targets/

ICRISAT scientist also contributed to the symposium and presented within Theme 3 on Managing SOC in the Drylands. View the ICRISAT presentation here: https://www.slideshare.net/agroforestry/sequestering-soil-carbon-in-the-low-input-farming-systems-of-the-semiarid-tropics-does-litter-quality-matter

The agenda for the symposium is online here:

http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/d68134e9-3ca5-43f0-98ac-9239aaac9659/