GSOC MRV Protocol


The GSOC MRV Protocol is a protocol for measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of soil organic carbon in agricultural landscapes.  An outcome of the successful Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (GSOC17), its objective is to provide a framework and standard methodologies for the monitoring, reporting and verification of changes in SOC stocks and GHG emissions/removals from agricultural projects that adopt Sustainable Soil Management practices (SSM) at farm level. It outlines six stages: conditions for determining protocol applicability, delineating boundaries, delineating the baseline (business as usual) and intervention scenarios, preliminary assessment of soil organic carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, monitoring, and reporting and verification.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Rome, 2020