FAO Publishes Report on Organic Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration

14jan_10_0411 January 2010:  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report examining the potential for organic agriculture to sequester carbon and meet carbon accounting requirements, including permanence, leakage and additionality. The report, titled "Organic Agriculture and Carbon Sequestration: Possibilities and constraints for the consideration of organic agriculture within carbon accounting systems," also discusses measurement and verification approaches and how organic agriculture could be considered within existing carbon accounting standards. It suggests the development of guidelines for measurement and verification strategies suitable for organic agriculture and the development of pilot programmes. [The Report]