Hidden gold in the dirt? Soil carbon, climate change, and socio-economic development in East Africa
Rangelands occupy 41% of the earth’s land area, and have the potential to hold 1/3 of the world’s terrestrial carbon.
rangelands face enormous pressures, not the least of which includes land degradation from poor grazing practices. In spite of this, land degradation affords an opportunity to implement sustainable management of grazing and fire, potentially sequestering up to 20% of atmospheric greenhouse gases. In Africa, rotational grazing can remove one ton of CO2 per hectare each year. Mark’s presentation showcased empirical research across three East African countries, working towards validation for the Verified Carbon Standards, the leading accreditor of land use carbon projects. This development will foster carbon financing opportunities for rural markets and corporate social responsibility.
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