CWA 17898:2022

Methodology to quantify the global agricultural crop footprint including soil impacts CWA 17898:2022

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60.60 Standard published   Jun 22, 2022



CEN/CENELEC Workshop Agreement

13.080.01   Soil quality and pedology in general


This European CWA specifies a methodology for identifying, characterizing, and implementing a single indicator to assess the quality and degradation of agricultural soils and the overall impact of the agriculture processes. The agriculture impacts are assessed through the mechanical, fertilization and irrigation activities associated. Furthermore, soil impacts is evaluated accounting with soil erosion and parameters such as nutrients, texture, and organic matter. The developed methodology allows a simple but robust assessment of soil biogeochemical processes and the loss of fertility and degradation.
This European CWA also provides, in Annexes A and B, informative guidance on its use.

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CWA 17898:2022
60.60 Standard published
Jun 22, 2022