Decision Tree 3a: What is Your Required Level of Certainty?
The level of certainty required depends on how the data will be used. For example, to guide the selection of SLM practices, moderate certainty is needed, whereas, for emission trading, high certainty is needed. LDN practitioners may invest in a comparative assessment of SOC based on the lowest level of certainty required to yield results useful for SLM decision making. Decision trees 3a and 3b provide guidance for obtaining SOC data for different levels of certainty. They guide you through which steps to take in the cases when high, medium or low certainty is required.