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Web-GIS for Managing Agroforestry for Carbon Sequestration in East-Africa
Track: Climate Change
Author(s): Johnson Kosgei

This project implements an ArcServer-based application for monitoring and evaluating impacts of agroforestry systems on carbon sequestration in small scale farms in East Africa. Due to rising demand for farm produce and diminishing agricultural land, striking a balance between conservation goals and agricultural needs is not easy. There is a need to establish appropriate farming practices that ensure improved and sustained farm productivity as well as conserving the environment. Certified carbon credits provide revenue from trading in carbon market. The project was undertaken to support The Lake Victoria Farmer Empowerment Programme to implement, manage agroforestry projects, and to assess the amount of carbon sequestered per project using Esriís ArcGIS. The ArcGIS Server technology was used to share spatial data and information to project stakeholders. The system supports decision making in adopting sustained farming practices. It provided a reliably means of keeping track of amounts of carbon in each project.

Johnson Kosgei
University of Redlands
1200 East Colton Avenue
P.o Box 3080
Redlands, , California 92373-09
United States
Phone: 909 - 991 - 5158
Fax: 909-335-5388
E-mail: Johnson_kosgei@spatial.redlands.edu