Can a light version of Conservation Agriculture be key to increasing carbon sequestration in the soil? The method known as the “Sättra Method” is practiced at and around the fields of Torsåker Farm, Axfoundation’s test farm and practical center for the sustainable food systems of the future. With reduced tillage, fewer working hours, lower carbon emissions from machinery and maintained or increased crop yields, the method certainly had its advantages. But does it also increase soil carbon sequestration? Together with researchers and farm advisors, Axfoundation set out to scientifically evaluate the method’s long-term effects on the ground. A journey that proved harder than anticipated.