The aim of WP2 is to integrate existing soil quality related information with characterisation of crop and livestock farming systems in various pedo-climatic zones across Europe and China. Deliverable 2.2 is about the classification of crop and livestock systems.

A number of different classification system exists to classify farming systems in Europe and globally. Within the iSQAPER project, the classification system is based on existing FS classification schemes and available datasets. Categories were included to the fit-for-purpose classification from compatible datasets. Compatible datasets include: CORINE, GLC30; MapSpam Cropland and the Global Distribution of Livestock. The ultimate result of the iSQAPER farming system classification is pictured in the table below.

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