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Tropical Agriculture in Transition: Opportunities for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Edited By: Reiner Wassman and Paul LG Vlek

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #144378 | ISBN: 1402014228
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About this book

Compilation of articles on natural resource management, as well as the socio-economic aspects of greenhouse gas mitigation. The scope of mitigation options in tropical agriculture is discussed for three different activities: agroforestry; rice-based production systems; and pasture/animal husbandry.


Contents

Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Tropical Agriculture: Scope and Research Priorities; R. Wassmann, P.L.G. Vlek. Methane and Nitrogen Oxide Fluxes in Tropical Agricultural Soils: Sources, Sinks and Mechanisms; A. Mosier, et al. Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Tropical and Temperate Agriculture: the Need for a Full-Cost Accounting of Global Warming Potentials; G.P. Robertson, P.R. Grace. Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Rice-Wheat Cropping Systems in Asia; R. Wassmann, et al. Is It Possible to Mitigate Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Pastoral Ecosystems of the Tropics? R.S. Reid, et al. Implications of Land Use Change to Introduced Pastures on Carbon Stocks in the Central Lowlands of Tropical South America; M.J. Fisher, R.J. Thomas. Estimation of Soil Carbon Gains upon Improved Management within Croplands and Grasslands of Africa; N.H. Batjes. Mitigating GHG Emissions in the Humid Tropics: Case Studies from the Alternative to Slash-and-Burn Program (ASB); C. Palm, et al. An Amazon Perspective on the Forest-Climate Connection: Opportunity for Climate Mitigation, Conservation and Development? G. Carvalho, et al. Soil Respiration and Carbon Storage of an Acrisol under Forest and Different Cultivations in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil; J.E.L. Maddock, et al. The Clean Development Mechanism: Making it Operational; M. Mendis, K. Openshaw. Energy Use and CO2 Production in Tropical Agriculture and Means and Strategies for Reduction or Mitigation; P.L.G. Vlek, et al. GHG Mitigation Potential and Cost in Tropical Forestry - Relative Role for Agroforestry; W.R. Makundi, J.A. Sathaye. Climate Variability and Deforestation-Reforestation Dynamics in the Philippines; T.B. Moya, B.S. Malayang III.


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