New Global Soil Organic Carbon Map presents the soil organic carbon stock
©FAO/Marco Longari
5 December 2017, Rome – Marking World Soil Day, FAO today has launched the most comprehensive global map to date showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil.

The Global Soil Organic Carbon Map, illustrating the amount of soil organic carbon stock in the first 30 cm of soil, reveals natural areas with high carbon storage that require its conservation, as well as those regions where there is the possibility for further sequestration.

Ronald Vargas, FAO Land and Water Officer, elaborates more on the new Global Soil Organic Carbon Map presented on World Soil Day. (Interview conducted by Murielle Sarr)
3min. 35sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Biodiversity, Environment/Natural resources, Interview, Soils
Produced by: Muriel Sarr, FAO
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