Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Published on 9 May 2013

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Timeline

Start Date: 1 December 2012 | End Date: 30 November 2013

Overview

The purpose of this project is to improve greenhouse gas accounting and to quantify the community benefits of best management practices on wastelands in the South Asia Region

Activities are:

1. Purchase all equipment required for field work.
2. Organize field work in five ecoregions of India using paired plot design to assess their degree of recovery from degradation in Forest Ecosystems FES ecosystem rehabilitation sites.
3. Work with Ecosystems FES teams and other partners as appropriate, to collect data in all sites.
4. Subcontract with a local labaratory to analyze soils for total Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, (C, N, P, K, Ca, Mg, CEC,) exchangeables bases, Al toxicity and pH.
5. Compile all data into database.
6. Deliver a report with analysis of the dataset.

Deliverables.

1. A wokplan for the postdoctoral scientist
2. A summary report on the implementation of the work in India.

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