Farmers’ preferred trees carbon sequestration capacity in Lake Victoria’s rural landscapes

This study identified the carbon sequestration potential of the most valued trees species by farmers in Mayuge district, Uganda. Composite soil samples were collected 1.5 to 2 m away from the tree trunk for carbon content and bulk density at two different soil depths (0-15 cm and 15-30 cm). Soil samples were collected from eight trees of each species, 8-10 years old, on a lixic ferralsol within a radius of 5 km, occurring in different land-use types including land which had been under fallow for 8-10 years. Soil carbon stock did not significantly vary between the different trees and averaged 31.54 Mg ha-1 and 27.05 Mg ha-1 for 0-15 cm and 15-30 cm soil depth, respectively. The effect of land-use and depth on soil carbon stock varied with tree species (p<0.05). Implications of these findings to future studies in Agroforestry as well as to communities in the Lake Victoria rural landscapes are discussed in this paper.

Prof Adipala, Ekwamu
Dr. Paul, Nampala
Issue Date:
Mar 24 2017
Publication Type:
Journal Article
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Published in:
African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD), Volume 1, Issue 3
Page range:
305 -315

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