University of Georgia
Soil Management CRSP; NASA; IER; ICRISAT; USDA-ARS
The Carbon from Communities project presents a unique opportunity to simultaneously address agricultural productivity, natural resource conservation and carbon sequestration in Mali one of the world’s poorest countries characterized by food insecurity, periodic droughts and rapid natural resource degradation. The research will test a protocol designed by USAID (US Agency for International Development). The collaborative project will involve the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (SANREM) and Soils Management (SM) Collaborative Research Support Programs (CRSPs). NASA data will be used to provide an efficient and rapid means to inferentially assess carbon stock changes attributable to community-based agriculture and natural resource management (NRM) decisions.
1. Increase the precision of identification of carbon sequestration capacities of agro-pastoral management systems and ridge-tillage systems with differential carbon sequestration capacities can be identified using remote sensing. 2. Continuing global to local initiatives towards sustainable natural resource management.