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Agriculture for biofuel production © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Biomass from the agriculture sector can be used to produce biofuels – solid, liquid and gaseous. Biofuels substitute fossil fuels for energy delivery. If biomass is grown in a sustainable cycle to...

Agro-forestry (mitigation) © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Agro-forestry, as defined by the World Agro-forestry Centre, is “a dynamic, ecologically based, natural resources management system that, through the integration of trees on farms and in the...

Biochar © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Biochar is a charcoal-like substance produced from agriculture and forest wastes which contains 70% carbon. It is used as soil enhancer to increase fertility, prevent soil degradation and to...

Cellulosic ethanol © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Cellulosic ethanol is an alcohol produced from the feedstock available in wide variety of plant materials and agricultural residues. Although chemically identical with the first generation...

Conservation tillage © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Conventional tillage is the traditional method of farming in which soil is prepared for planting by completely inverting it with a tractor-pulled plough, followed by subsequent additional tillage...

Cover crop technology © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Cover crops are fast growing crops such as winter rye and clovers that are planted between periods of regular crop cultivation. By covering the soil surface, they protect the soil from erosion,...

Crop varieties with enhanced carbon sequestration © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

This biological approach uses traditional plant breeding and newer biotechnological methods to select and tailor crop varieties with greater carbon sequestration capacity. Improvements in...

Cropland management © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Agricultural ecosystems hold large carbon reserves (IPCC, 2001a), mostly in soil organic matter.Historically, these systems have lost more than 50 Pg Carbon, but some of this ...

Irrigation © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

CO2 emissions can be reduced with effective irrigation by increasing yields and crop residues which can enhance carbon sequestration. (Smith et. al., 2008).

Nutrient management: mycorrhiza © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Mycorrhiza assist plants in obtaining soil nutrients. Therefore, any resulting stimulations in plant growth provide additional plant residue, which in turn can lead to increased carbon storage in...

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