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Soil carbon sequestration in Switzerland - the DOK trial

Scholberg, Johannes and Müller, Adrian (2009) Soil carbon sequestration in Switzerland - the DOK trial. In: Agro Eco - Louis Bolk Institute, ; Rodale Institute, and Research Institute of Organic Agriulture, (FiBL) (Eds.) The CONTRIBUTION of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE to CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION. IFOAM EU-GROUP and IFOAM, Brussels, Belgium and Bonn, Germany, pp. 11-12.

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Summary

Organic systems, by closing nutrient cycles and making more efficient use of local (on-farm) resources, can contribute to mitigating climate change1. This is due to the fact that certain farming practices result in storage of carbon (C) in the soil (sequestration), thereby effectively reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. The DOK trial, a research project on the mitigation potential of Organic Agriculture has demonstrated this.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:Soil, carbon, sequestration, Switzerland, DOK, low emission, food secure, organic agriculture, conventional agriculture, Sozio-Ökonomie
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Biodiversity
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate Change
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/switzerland/research/socio-economics.html
Deposited By: Muller, Adrian
ID Code:17937
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 09:12
Last Modified:02 Nov 2010 12:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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