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dc.contributor.authorBAMPA Francescaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAKSOY ECEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGUICHARNAUD RANNVEIG ANNAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHIEDERER Rolanden_GB
dc.contributor.authorJONES Arwynen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLUGATO EMANUELEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMACAIGNE Peggyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMONTANARELLA Lucaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNOCITA MARCOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPANAGOS Panagiotisen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTOTH Gergelyen_GB
dc.identifier.citationManaging Soils for Food Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation p. 223-229en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe decrease of fertility in European soils is fully recognized both from the scientific arena and from the institutional bodies. Soil Organic Matter (SOM) decline is on the agenda of the Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection of the European Commission and the implementation of pilot Long Term Experiments (LTE) to detect Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) changes are considerably increasing. Several are the bodies that in the past have started national inventories of forested areas, REDD mechanism is nonstop aiming to reduce emissions from forest, and the role of peatlands in climate change has been widely debated. While the integration of agricultural soils, climate change influence and food security in Europe is a topic under investigation. Fighting hunger in a sustainable way is on the agenda of the European Union food security policy and the Joint Research Centre’s (JRC) role is to build a cross-disciplinary approach between the science and policy to take actions. Several studies on SOC changes and the best management for C sequestration are continuously appearing, but how to deal with a growing population and the related food demand in the context of a climate change scenario is unknown. The following paper gives an overview of the activities carried out in the JRC - SOIL Action with a specific focus on the agricultural soils and their content in Organic Carbon (OC). In the Appendix a short paragraph cover the potential application of nuclear and isotopic techniques to support the knowledge of SOM and OC sequestration dynamics.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.5-Land Resources Managementen_GB
dc.publisherFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsen_GB
dc.titleSoil Organic Carbon Preservation and Sequestration in European Agricultural Soils: an Overviewen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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