FAO recognizes carbon farming

At the recent soil carbon conferences (West Lafayette, Indiana, and Orange, New South Wales), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization recognized conservation agriculture as a way to sequester carbon in the soil, and recommended that soil carbon be included in the Kyoto treaty as a tradable offset.

Here are two pdf files from the conferences (right click and save link as to download).

"Successful adoption of conservation agriculture requires a change of paradigm, recognizing nature’s time scales. Technology transfer and support among farmers, advisors and researchers needs to be facilitated to promote an integrated production system."

"Agriculture is directly affected by climate change but it has also a huge potential to mitigate climate change."