Publications https://fornis.net/publications en Traditional Knowledge and Consumption of Forest Plant Foods in Ghana https://fornis.net/content/traditional-knowledge-and-consumption-forest-plant-foods-ghana <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Traditional Knowledge and Consumption of Forest Plant Foods in Ghana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication and processing. A total  of  606  households  were  randomly  selected  and  interviewed  using  enumerator-administered questionnaires. Validation workshops with 30 participants were held in each district to help identify the  species  mentioned.  In  all,  83  species  belonging  to  45  families  were  documented.  Knowledge  of forest plant foods was found to be higher among older respondents than younger ones, indicating an urgent need to document traditional knowledge on forest plant foods before it disappears along with the older generation. <em>Artocarpus altilis</em> (Parkinson) Fosberg and <em>Tetrapleura tetraptera </em>(Schumach. &amp; Thonn.) Taub. were identified as potential species for domestication and processing. Domestication and processing of forest plant foods on a larger scale presents opportunity for economic development, sustainability benefits and food security.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:27</span> <div class="field field--name-field-citat field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Citation</div> <div class="field__item">Acquah, S.B., Sraku-Lartey, M., Samar, S.B., Djagbletey, G.D. 2018. Traditional knowledge and consumption of forest plant foods in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry 34(1) 49-70</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">Elsevier Foundation</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2019-04/TK_forestplant_foods_Ghana.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1161133">TK_forestplant_foods_Ghana.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>1.11 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Acquah, S.B., Sraku-Lartey, M., Samar, S.B., Djagbletey, G.D</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:27:22 +0000 sbritwum 767 at https://fornis.net Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volum 38 https://fornis.net/content/forest-and-water-changing-planet-vulnerability-adaptation-and-governance-opportunities <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report. IUFRO World Series Volum 38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land. The provision of clean water is the most basic ecosystem service necessary for life on earth. Yet, growing demand for water caused by an increasing human population, combined with adverse effects of climate change, are creating unprecedented challenges for sustainable development.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">IUFRO</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Irena F. Creed and Meine van Noordwijk (eds.)</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 10:17:34 +0000 rprueller 740 at https://fornis.net The contribution of forests to national income in Ethiopia and linkages with REDD+ https://fornis.net/content/contribution-forests-national-income-ethiopia-and-linkages-redd <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The contribution of forests to national income in Ethiopia and linkages with REDD+</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.</p> <p>The executive summary can be found at  <a href="http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16575-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-executive-summary&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134">http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16575-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-executive-summary&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134</a></p> <p>For the full report, go to  <a href="http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16576-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-full-report&amp;category_slug=studies-and-publications-1145&amp;Itemid=134">http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16576-the-contribution-of-forests-to-national-income-in-ethiopia-and-linkages-with-redd-full-report&amp;category_slug=studies-and-publications-1145&amp;Itemid=134</a></p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">UN-REDD Programme</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/642" hreflang="en">REDD+</a> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:51:15 +0000 rprueller 737 at https://fornis.net Improving efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing in Kenya https://fornis.net/content/improving-efficiency-forestry-operations-and-forest-product-processing-kenya <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Improving efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing in Kenya</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.</p> <p>You can find the executive summary  at <a href="http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16574-improving-efficiency-in-forestry-operations-and-forest-product-processing-in-kenya-executive-summary&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134">http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16574-improving-efficiency-in-forestry-operations-and-forest-product-processing-in-kenya-executive-summary&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134</a></p> <p>The full report can be found at  <a href="http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16573-improving-efficiency-in-forestry-operations-and-forest-product-processing-in-kenya-a-viable-redd-policy-and-measure-1&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134">http://www.unredd.net/index.php?option=com_docman&amp;view=download&amp;alias=16573-improving-efficiency-in-forestry-operations-and-forest-product-processing-in-kenya-a-viable-redd-policy-and-measure-1&amp;category_slug=studies-reports-and-other-publications-560&amp;Itemid=134</a></p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:46:29 +0000 rprueller 736 at https://fornis.net Données forestières de base pour la REDD+ en Côte d'Ivoire https://fornis.net/content/donnees-forestieres-de-base-pour-la-redd-en-cote-divoire <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Données forestières de base pour la REDD+ en Côte d&#039;Ivoire</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Ce document définit la dynamique forestière en Côte d'Ivoire par télédétection concernant trois années pivot (1986, 2000, 2015) en Côte d'Ivoire. Les résultats de cette étude montrent que la couverture forestière a fortement régressé de 1986 à 2015 (7 850 864 ha en 1986, 5 095 452 ha en 2000 et 3 401 146 ha en 2015). Les taux annuels de déforestation sont de 3,04 % sur la première période et de 2,66% sur la seconde période. Les forêts de la Côte d'Ivoire ont ainsi presque disparues en dehors du Parc National de Tai et la réserve de N'zo.</p> <p><a href="https://t.co/CeraHO4JOs">https://t.co/CeraHO4JOs</a></p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">fr</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">FAO</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/801" hreflang="en">REDD-plus; Côte d&#039;Ivoire</a> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:17:25 +0000 rprueller 729 at https://fornis.net Vivre et se nourrir de la forêt en Afrique centrale https://fornis.net/content/vivre-et-se-nourrir-de-la-foret-en-afrique-centrale <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vivre et se nourrir de la forêt en Afrique centrale</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Ce livre nous emmène au coeur des zones de forêts denses et sahéliennes de l'Afrique centrale, un écosystème précieux et essentiel à la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, représentant l'un des trois principaux ensembles boisés tropicaux de la planète. Dix pays (Burundi, Cameroun, Congo, Gabon, Guinée Equatoriale, République Centrafricaine, République Démocratique du Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tomé &amp; Principe, Tchad) abritent ces forêts et savanes, riches d'importantes ressources naturelles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/77dbd058-8dd4-4295-af77-23f6b28cc683/">http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/77dbd058-8dd4-4295-af77-23f6b28cc683/</a></p> <p>Cette publication est l'oeuvre du personnel technique de la FAO, avec la contribution des partenaires internationaux et locaux engagés dans l'évolution des PFNL. Elle est un document précieux consacré au développement des peuples par la promotion des PFNL en Afrique centrale en vue du renforcement de la sécurité alimentaire et la lutte contre la pauvreté.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">FAO, Non-wood forest products working paper no 21, 2016</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">fr</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Ndoye, O.; Vantomme, P.</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/798" hreflang="en">Afrique centrale</a> Thu, 18 May 2017 08:06:12 +0000 rprueller 723 at https://fornis.net Living in and from the Forests of Central Africa https://fornis.net/content/living-and-forests-central-africa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Living in and from the Forests of Central Africa</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Abstract:</p> <p>Living in and from the forests of Central Africa is intended first and foremost as a full-scale extension tool concerning NWFPs in Central Africa. It is a work on the groups who have always lived in these forests, forests that contribute to every aspect of their daily lives, both material and spiritual, and enable them to survive even in periods of extreme crisis. <a href="http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/b4e5bb79-0a8a-45fa-b2bf-a5e97183e94a/">http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/b4e5bb79-0a8a-45fa-b2bf-a5e97183e94a/</a></p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/281" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rprueller</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/18/2017 - 07:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">FAO, Non-wood forest products working paper</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Ndoye, O.; Vantomme, P.</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/6" hreflang="en">Forest Policy and Governance</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/796" hreflang="en">Central Africa</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/425" hreflang="en">forest management</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/797" hreflang="en">traditional methods</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/171" hreflang="en">indigenous knowledge</a> Thu, 18 May 2017 07:44:08 +0000 rprueller 722 at https://fornis.net Modelling Determinants of Tree Planting and Retention on Farm for Improvement of Forest Cover in Central Kenya https://fornis.net/content/modelling-determinants-tree-planting-and-retention-farm-improvement-forest-cover-central <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Modelling Determinants of Tree Planting and Retention on Farm for Improvement of Forest Cover in Central Kenya</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Farm forestry has proved to be an important enterprise for small- and large-scale farmers worldwide. It has the potential of improving forest/tree cover across the globe. In Kenya, the forest cover is less than 2%. The country envisions achieving 10% forest cover over the next decade through promotion of farm forestry. However, the decision to plant trees on farmers’ land could be difficult. The study aimed to analyze the determinants of tree retention on farm for improvement of forest cover. Stratified and simple random sampling techniques were used in selecting 209 farmers. The results showed that sites, land size, age, education level, monthly income, tree management, extension services, availability of markets, harvesting regulation, and aesthetic and environmental motivation were significant determinants of tree retention. In particular, the chances of farmers who had gained technical skills in tree management were about 2.2 times higher to retain trees as compared to those who had not acquired such skills. Similarly, chances of farmers motivated to plant trees for environmental conservation were about 3.5 times higher to retain trees as compared to the group of farmers planting trees as a source of livelihood. These determinants would be instrumental in strengthening the current policies and reforms in forestry and agricultural sectors to enable Kenya to achieve 10% of forest cover. </p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/286" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vkamau</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-citat field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Citation</div> <div class="field__item">Vincent Oeba, Larwanou Mahamane, Samuel CJ Otor, James B Kung’u &amp; Muchiri N Mbae (2012): Modelling Determinants of Tree Planting and Retention on Farm for Improvement of Forest Cover in Central Kenya, Southern Forests: International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Forestry, Vol 2012: pp 1-14, DOI:10.5402/2012/867249</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/2017-04/Modelling%20Determinants%20of%20Tree%20Planting%20and%20Retention%20on%20Farm_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2331894">Modelling Determinants of Tree Planting and Retention on Farm.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>2.22 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Oeba, V.<br /> Mahamane, L.<br /> Otor, S.C.J.<br /> Kung&#039;u, J.B.<br /> Mbae, M.N.</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Forests and Poverty Alleviation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:24:29 +0000 vkamau 721 at https://fornis.net Growing common plantation tree species in Kenya for sale of carbon and wood supply: what is the best bet? https://fornis.net/content/growing-common-plantation-tree-species-kenya-sale-carbon-and-wood-supply-what-best-bet <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Growing common plantation tree species in Kenya for sale of carbon and wood supply: what is the best bet?</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The introduction of carbon finance as an incentive in forestry farming has a potential of increasing the amount of carbon sequestered. However, this has created a daunting task among investors in forestry to optimise the joint production of wood and carbon sequestration. For instance, investors might find it profitable to give up some timber returns in exchange for carbon credits. This study evaluated expected income from growing Cupressus lusitanica Mill., Pinus patula Schiede ex Schltdl. &amp; Cham., Eucalyptus saligna Sm. and Juniperus procera Hochst. ex Endl. for wood and/or the carbon market in central Kenya. The global average unit price of carbon and stumpage royalty were used to estimate expected returns from sale of carbon credits and wood, respectively. There were significant differences (p &lt; 0.01) in the expected amount of income from sale of carbon and wood among the four species. Specifically, at economic rotation of 30 years with stand density of 532 trees ha−1 P. patula and C. lusitanica yielded US$28 050 and US$23 650, respectively, from sale of carbon compared with US$59 000 and US$51 000, respectively, from sale of wood. This was twice the value investors receive from clear-felling as compared with sales from carbon. Similarly, at economic rotation of 33 years with stand density of 150 trees ha−1, a forest investor in E. saligna would earn US$15 400 from sale of carbon compared with US$33 000 from sale of wood. Overall, the amount expected to be realised from sale of carbon was lower compared with that from sale of wood. This<br /> demonstrates that the price dynamics of carbon offsets in the voluntary and the compliance markets need to remain competitive and attractive for the forest owners to give up some timber returns in exchange for carbon income or to<br /> modify forest management regulation in order to increase carbon sequestration. </p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/286" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vkamau</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-citat field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Citation</div> <div class="field__item">Vincent Oeba, Larwanou Mahamane, Samuel CJ Otor, James B Kung’u &amp; Muchiri N Mbae (2017): Growing common plantation tree species in Kenya for sale of carbon and wood supply: what is the best bet?, Southern Forests: a Journal of Forest Science, DOI:10.2989/20702620.2016.1274860</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Oeba, V.<br /> Mahamane, L.<br /> Otor, S.C.J.<br /> Kung&#039;u, J.B.<br /> Mbae, M.N.</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/791" hreflang="en">carbon credits</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/377" hreflang="en">carbon sequestration</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/792" hreflang="en">Cupressus lusitanica</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/793" hreflang="en">Eucalyptus saligna</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/794" hreflang="en">Juniperus procera</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/312" hreflang="en">pinus patula</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/795" hreflang="en">sale of wood</a> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:15:42 +0000 vkamau 720 at https://fornis.net Estimation Of Aboveground And Belowground Carbon Sequestration Of Cupressus Lusitanica, Pinus Patula And Eucalyptus Saligna Plantation Species In Kenya https://fornis.net/content/estimation-aboveground-and-belowground-carbon-sequestration-cupressus-lusitanica-pinus <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Estimation Of Aboveground And Belowground Carbon Sequestration Of Cupressus Lusitanica, Pinus Patula And Eucalyptus Saligna Plantation Species In Kenya</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Carbon sequestration has become a crucial service forests provide for regulation and mitigation of climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In Kenya, Cupressus lusitanica, Pinus patula and Eucalyptus saligna are common exotic plantation species grown in high potential areas. They are characteristerised by fast growth resulting to removal of more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, little has been done in estimating aboveground and belowground carbon of these species. Therefore, this study sought to: estimate carbon sequestered by these species across ages and sites; and determine relationship between tree growth parameters and carbon biomass. The study was carried at Kiambu and Nyeri Counties in Central Kenya. A total of 99 plots measuring 20 by 50 m were established in government managed forest plantations of selected species stratified according to age and species in different forest compartments. Diameters at breast height, total height, crown diameter and crown depth were measured. CO2FIX V3.1 modelling framework was used in estimating carbon sequestered and linear mixed model used in the analysis of the data. There were significant differences (p=0.006) in the amount of carbon sequestered among species across sites. Eucalyptus saligna had the highest amount of carbon (247.9 ± 44.4 MgC ha-1) sequestered in Nyeri South followed by Pinus patula (145.6 ± 44.4 MgC ha-1) in Nyeri North and Cupressus lusitanica (98.4 ± 44.4 MgC ha-1) in Kiambu. Significant differences (p&lt;0.01) were evident across ages of three species and sites. Age accounted for 70% of the total variability in the amount of carbon sequestered. Growth parameters, aboveground and belowground biomass among three species across ages and sites were significantly correlated (p&lt;0.01). In conclusion, estimates of carbon sequestered from selected tree species in Central Kenya, demonstrated a significant contribution towards emission reduction of harmful gases, specifically carbon dioxide.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/286" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">vkamau</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:08</span> <div class="field field--name-field-lang-enfr field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Language</div> <div class="field__item">en</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Oeba, V.O.<br /> Mahamane, L.<br /> Otor, S.C.J.<br /> Kung’u, J.B. <br /> Mbae, M.N. </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/787" hreflang="en">carbon estimation</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/788" hreflang="en">tree species</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/789" hreflang="en">sites</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/790" hreflang="en">age</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/284" hreflang="en">kenya</a> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:08:28 +0000 vkamau 719 at https://fornis.net