Inspiration and carbon farming to drive sustainable innovations in Mediterranean agrosystems
Soil carbon farming can be defined as a business model that rewards farmers for increasing the ability of their fields to stock carbon over the long time. In other words, it is based on fostering life in the soil through the implementation of sustainable farming practices. To create opportunities in this field, at least three aspects must be considered: the principles that influence carbon fluxes in soils, how to select robust carbon monitoring systems, what are the steps that must be taken to actually generate extra revenues for the farmers. These aspects are broadly presented in the following sections.