Soil carbon sequestration and associated economic costs for farming systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plain: A meta-analysis

dc.contributor.authorGrace, P. R.en
dc.contributor.authorAntle, J.en
dc.contributor.authorAggarwal, Pramod K.en
dc.contributor.authorOgle, S.en
dc.contributor.authorPaustian, Keithen
dc.contributor.authorBasso, B.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialIndo-Gangetic Plainsen
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:29:25Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:29:25Zen
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractCarbon sequestration presents a unique opportunity for nation-states to accumulate monetary credit while promoting soil conservation and ecological sustainability. In this meta-analysis, previously measured data on carbon sequestration rates and local data were used to estimate the potential for carbon sequestration of wheat-based production systems within economic and ecological constraints in the Indo-Gangetic Plains of India. Over twenty years, using no-till practices in wheat-rice, maize-wheat, and cotton-wheat production systems would increase carbon sequestration by 60.7 Mt. However, this estimated differed according to carbon prices offered due to the costs associated with switching to no-till practices. Carbon prices of 200 USD Mg C-1 allowed for the highest amount of sequestration: 79 percent of the potential sequestration amount. Regional success varied, and the authors assert that climate and market imperfections are likely to skew estimations.en
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dc.identifier5429en
dc.identifier.citationAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 146(1): 137 – 146en
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2011.10.019en
dc.identifier.issn0167-8809en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/69934en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en
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dc.subjectEconomic analysesen
dc.subjectCarbon sequestrationen
dc.subjectClimate controlen
dc.subjectEconomic impactsen
dc.subjectIndo-Gangetic Plainsen
dc.subjectGreenhouse gasesen
dc.subjectWheaten
dc.subjectMeta-analysisen
dc.subjectFarm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleSoil carbon sequestration and associated economic costs for farming systems of the Indo-Gangetic Plain: A meta-analysisen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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