Carbon sequestration: An underexploited environmental benefit of agroforestry systems

  title={Carbon sequestration: An underexploited environmental benefit of agroforestry systems},
  author={Florencia Montagnini and P. K. Ramachandran Nair},
  journal={Agroforestry Systems},
Agroforestry has importance as a carbon sequestration strategy because of carbon storage potential in its multiple plant species and soil as well as its applicability in agricultural lands and in reforestation. The potential seems to be substantial; but it has not been even adequately recognized, let alone exploited. Proper design and management of agroforestry practices can make them effective carbon sinks. As in other land-use systems, the extent of C sequestered will depend on the amounts of… Expand

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