The retention period is the period following the 5-year programme. This is the period during which the farmer must, at a minimum, maintain carbon stored in the soil during the programme.

During the retention period, all farmers must:

  • Provide the results of a laboratory soil analysis carried out at the end of the five-year programme;
  • Maintain the carbon stored in your soils for 10 years (key risk factors will be monitored by satellite).