Results

The results expected at the end of the project are the following:

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  1. Increased knowledge on the SOC data for at least the top 30 cm (if possible 50 or 100 cm depth) of mineral soil for different crops/grassland management types from each Mediterranean country involved in MediNet. A database will be created to collect all the information correlating the average SOC content and stock to the different management activities applied for Cropland and Grassland.

  2. Improved default emission factors in SOC as a result of land management change in cropland and grassland for use in Mediterranean conditions, to replace the IPCC tier 1 default factors and to increase the number of management practices that are currently used for reporting purposes at National level.

  3. Increased knowledge on the contribution from the above ground biomass of perennial crops and from deadwood to annual emissions and removals. A database will be created to collect all the information and to relate the carbon in the aboveground biomass of perennial crops to the different management activities applied for Cropland and Grassland.

  4. Creation of a network of stakeholders to be used for monitoring the agriculture contribution to climate change in the Mediterranean area.