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Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems: Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Advances in Agroforestry Volume: 8

By: B Mohan Kumar(Editor), PK Ramachandran Nair(Editor)

500 pages, 27 colour & 30 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Jan 2014 | #209208 | ISBN-13: 9789400737778
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This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from the world's leading researchers and professionals in this topic. It is a compendium of original research articles, case studies, and regional overviews and summarizes the current state of knowledge on carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems. The main hypothesis of Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems is that the farmers since time immemorial have integrated an array of tree and crop species in their land use systems as a means to achieve higher productivity, risk avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability. These multispecies production systems also impact the ecosystem processes favorably. Yet, our understanding of the diversity attributes and carbon dynamics under agroforestry is not adequate. Although carbon sequestration is a focal theme of discussion in most agroforestry and climate conferences, publications on carbon sequestration in agroforestry are scattered. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems, with 16 chapters organized into three broad sections titled: Measurement and Estimation, Agrobiodiversity and Tree Management, and Policy and Socioeconomic Aspects, represent a cross section of the opportunities and challenges in current research and emerging issues in harnessing carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems. Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems is unique in its exclusive and global coverage of the subject, and constitutes a valuable reference material for students and researchers in the field of agroforestry and climate change mitigation.


List of Contributors
List of Reviewers

Section 1. Measurement and Estimation
1. Methodological challenges in estimating carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems; P. K. R. Nair
2. Carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry practices in temperate North America; Ranjith P. Udawatta, Shibu Jose
3. Carbon sequestration in European agroforestry systems; M.R. Mosquera-Losada et al
4. Carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems in Africa; Eike Luedeling et al
5. Soil carbon sequestration in cacao agroforestry systems: a case study from Bahia, Brazil; E.F. Gama-Rodrigues et al
6. Carbon sequestration potential of silvopastoral and other land use systems in the Chilean Patagonia; Francis Dube et al
7. Carbon pools in tree biomass and soils under rotational woodlot systems in eastern Tanzania; A.A. Kimaro et al
8. Silvopasture and carbon sequestration with special reference to the Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado); P. K. R. Nair et al
9. Biomass and carbon accumulation in land use systems of Claveria, the Philippines; Shushan Ghirmai Brakas, Jens B. Aune

Section 2. Agrobiodiversity and Tree management
10. Linking carbon, biodiversity and livelihoods near forest margins: the role of agroforestry; Gotz Schroth et al
11. Assessing the carbon sequestration in short rotation coppices of Robinia pseudoacacia L. on marginal sites in northeast Germany; Ansgar Quinkenstein et al
12. Does tree management affect biomass and soil carbon stocks of Acacia mangium Willd. stands in Kerala, India?; T.K. Kunhamu et al

Section 3. Policy and Socioeconomic Aspects
13. Can forest carbon finance influence land tenure security in project areas? Preliminary lessons from projects in Niger and Kenya; Andre Rodrigues de Aquino et al
14. Constructing public policy in a participatory manner: from local carbon sequestration projects to network governance in Chiapas, Mexico; Celia Ruiz-De-Ona-Plaza et al
15. Inpang carbon bank in northeast Thailand: A community effort in carbon trading from agroforestry projects; Jay H. Samek et al
16. The socioeconomic context of carbon sequestration in agroforestry: A case study from homegardens of Kerala, India; Subhrajit K. Saha et al

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