Carbon sequestration and agriculture go hand in hand. A model for stimulating the capture and storage of carbon in soil in Trøndelag is being tested. (Photo: Sissel Hansen)
Carbon sequestration and agriculture go hand in hand. A model for stimulating the capture and storage of carbon in soil in Trøndelag is being tested. (Photo: Sissel Hansen)

Soil Carbon Trøndelag

The County Governor of Trøndelag, the County Council, NLR and the region’s agricultural schools are exploring the possibilities of increasing the soil carbon content in Trøndelag.

The project plays a central role in initiating specific climate measures and promoting cooperation between the agricultural sector, farm advisers, agricultural secondary schools and the research community in Trøndelag.

Project goals:

  • Follow up, at the regional level, the principles of the climate agreement between the farmers’ associations and the government on increased carbon sequestration.
  • Follow up and utilize knowledge and experience from the pilot project "Carbon Storage in Agriculture".
  • Develop and test a model for Trøndelag that stimulates, demonstrates and documents the capture and storage of carbon in soil, and that addresses the need for sustainable food production at the regional level.
  • Further develop and coordinate the project in joint cooperation between the County Governor, the agricultural sector, the farm advisory service, R&D institutes (Sintef, Nibio, Norsøk, Ruralis) and the agricultural secondary schools.
  • Increase awareness and knowledge about the important role of soil-improvement and soil-conservation measures in climate change mitigation, including the importance of soil organic matter in reducing the effects of droughts and extreme precipitation and in mitigating erosion risk.

NORSØK’s role in the project is to provide advice to NLR and the agricultural schools.

Project number:Miljødirektoratet: 2020/2867 20011585
Project staff NORSØK:Sissel Hansen and Reidun Pommeresche
Project partners: Trøndelag county authority, County Governor of Trøndelag, Naturbruksskolene Skjetlein, Mære Val og Øya, Norsk Landbruksrådgivning Trøndelag SA, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), SINTEF and Ruralis - Institute for Rural and Reginonal research
Funding: Trøndelag county authority and the Norwegian Directorate for Environment
Project period:

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