Options for increasing carbon sequestration in West African soils: An explanatory study with special focus on Senegal
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This article begins with an overview of soil carbon stocks in Africa and West Africa. The authors then provide a general review of the suitability of different technical management approaches to increases soil organic carbon in the 'wet' and 'dry' tropics. Three pilot sites for soil carbon trading initiatives in Senegal are evaluated and discussed. The authors conclude with a recommendation for the development of a Land Resources Information System to enhance the identification of sites in West Africa with the best potential for successful carbon sequestration projects.
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