Development Of An Agroforestry Sequestration Project In KhammamDistrict Of India

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Large potential for agroforestry as a mitigation option hasgiven rise to scientific and policy questions. This paper addressesmethodological issues in estimating carbon sequestration potential,baseline determination, additionality and leakage in Khammam district,Andhra Pradesh, southern part of India. Technical potential forafforestation was determined considering the various landuse options. Forestimating the technical potential, culturable wastelands, fallow andmarginal croplands were considered for Eucalyptus clonal plantations.Field studies for aboveground and below ground biomass, woody litter andsoil organic carbon for baseline and project scenario were conducted toestimate the carbon sequestration potential. The baseline carbon stockwas estimated to be 45.33 tC/ha. The additional carbon sequestrationpotential under the ... continued below

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Sudha, P.; Ramprasad, V.; Nagendra, M.D.V.; Kulkarni, H.D. & Ravindranath, N.H. June 1, 2007.

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Large potential for agroforestry as a mitigation option hasgiven rise to scientific and policy questions. This paper addressesmethodological issues in estimating carbon sequestration potential,baseline determination, additionality and leakage in Khammam district,Andhra Pradesh, southern part of India. Technical potential forafforestation was determined considering the various landuse options. Forestimating the technical potential, culturable wastelands, fallow andmarginal croplands were considered for Eucalyptus clonal plantations.Field studies for aboveground and below ground biomass, woody litter andsoil organic carbon for baseline and project scenario were conducted toestimate the carbon sequestration potential. The baseline carbon stockwas estimated to be 45.33 tC/ha. The additional carbon sequestrationpotential under the project scenario for 30 years is estimated to be12.82 tC/ha/year inclusive of harvest regimes and carbon emissions due tobiomass burning and fertilizer application. The project scenario thoughhas a higher benefit cost ratio compared to baseline scenario, initialinvestment cost is high. Investment barrier exists for adoptingagroforestry in thedistrict.

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  • Journal Name: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for GlobalChange; Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 6; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: July 2007

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  • Report No.: LBNL--61461
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 926756
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Sudha, P.; Ramprasad, V.; Nagendra, M.D.V.; Kulkarni, H.D. & Ravindranath, N.H. Development Of An Agroforestry Sequestration Project In KhammamDistrict Of India, article, June 1, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895458/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.