The report provides guidance in estimating soil organic carbon (SOC) and help identify appropriate deployment of sustainable land management (SLM) technologies, with a special focus on maintaining land degradation neutrality (LDN).
A recently published report, which followed the UNCCD in New Delhi, emphasizes how Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) plays a role in preventing land degradation and desertification. Experts from ICRAF and WLE contributed to the discussion.
With Ethiopia and the world working towards improved Sustainable Land Management (SLM), global experts met in Addis Ababa and recommended a move towards stronger landscape solutions and better demonstration of the benefits of SLM for livelihoods.
More than 300 actors, including technicians and decision makers from six departments in western Honduras have benefited from the Honduras Water platform [Agua de Honduras], co-developed by CIAT’s Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) and Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) research areas, with WLE support.
A delegation from Makueni County, Kenya went on an exchange visit to Tigray, Ethiopia to see integrated landscape restoration approaches in action and learn some lessons for restoring watersheds in their own county.
More than 300 actors, including technicians and decision makers from six departments in western Honduras (Copán, Intibucá, Lempira, La Paz, Ocotepeque, and Santa Bárbara), have benefited from the Honduras Water platform [Agua de Honduras], co-developed by CIAT’s Agroecosystems and Sustainable Landscapes (ASL) and Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) research areas.
One-third of carbon emissions are absorbed by the earth’s biosphere. After forests, agricultural lands and wetlands have the most potential to do this. A panel of experts convened at COP24 last week to discuss ways in which this potential can be realized.
In recent years, the mitigation of climate change and the improvement of soil fertility by sequestering carbon in the soil has become a hot research topic. The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), supported by WLE, have had great success in developing projects to provide individual farmers and extension officers with soil information of relevance for their management decisions, meeting an increasing need for spatial data on soil properties at multiple scales.
Researchers frin the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and the University of Illinois find that a soil's prior management impacts its response to liming and phosphorus uptake.
Sequestering carbon into agricultural soils has the potential to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gasses while improving soil quality for farmers, but to what extent? A recent webinar looks at the mitigation potentials.