Carbon stock trends in selected agro ecological zones of Uganda

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This study determined the trend in carbon densities and stocks from major land uses/covers of semi arid and sub humid areas of Uganda. Carbon densities were estimated from soils and woody biomass pools of the major homogenous units in terms of land-use/cover, topography and soil. In Soroti, preliminary results show that the carbon density was generally highest in soil than in above ground wood plants (P<0.05). The highest carbon density was observed under woodland (248.2Mg/ha) and fallow (213.1 mg/ha), followed by grazing land (173.2 mg/ ha) and annuals (167.66 mg/ha); and the lowest was observed under perennial agriculture (Orchard) (56.6 mg/ha) (P<0.05).
Cette étude a déterminé la tendance dans les densités de carbone et ses stocks à partir des principales utilisations de terre/ couvertures végétales des régions semi-arides et sub-humides de l’Ouganda. Les densités de carbone ont été estimées à partir des sols et des ensembles boisées de biomasse des unités homogènes principales en termes d’utilisation de terre/ couverture végétale, topographie et sol. A Soroti, les résultats préliminaires prouvent que la densité de carbone était généralement la plus haute dans le sol que dans les arbres audessus du sol (P<0.05). On a observé la densité de carbone la plus élevée dans la région boisée (248.2Mg/ha) et la jachère (213.1 mg/ha), suivie de la prairie (173.2 mg/ha) et les plantes annuelles (167.66 mg/ha) On a enfin observé la plus basse densité sous l’agriculture prolongée (verger) (56.6 mg/ha) (P<0.05).
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2010
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East Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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57-61
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"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholers in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme climate change".