GIS-based scenarios of SOC annual change on croplands at sub-national level: case studies of Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan

FAO-IFAD-IPCC Expert Meeting Rome, 20-22 October, 2009

This presentation discusses the application of the IPCC methodological guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, which aim at estimating and inventorying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and sequestration capacity of anthropogenic activities influencing sources and sinks of GHGs. Two case studies were used, Burkina Faso and Uzbekistan, to obtain a spatially explicit simulation of C sequestration potential in agricultural soils, using FAO datasets within a GIS framework. Although no technical problems were found, a number of constraints that were encountered are highlighted, and recommendations are made for further development of the methodology.


 569 kb

Core Themes