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."
http://soilcarboncoalition.org/files/communique1.pdf

"Agriculture is directly affected by climate change but it has also a huge potential to mitigate climate change."
http://soilcarboncoalition.org/files/communique2.pdf