Four BioCarbon Fund projects
The comparison between EX-ACT results and other carbon analysis made in the context of CDM projects was achieved, questioning the relevance of EX-ACT potential use in this project approach, assuming a time-saving to appraise projects’s activities and different options during the formulation of projects.
Four projects were tested:
- Acacia Senegal plantation project in Mali: it aims at reforesting around 6,000 ha of Acacia Senegal, a species endemic to the whole African Sahel in the northern region of Nara. It will also re-introduce agricultural activities through intercropping with groundnuts and cowpeas. The project will respond to the disappearance of Mali natural dry forests provoked by clearing way beyond regeneration capacity to meet the growing demand of firewood and cattle grazing. This deforestation has particularly affected gum-producing Acacia Senegal.
- Afforestation project in Himachal Pradesh (India): The objective is to restore degraded land and make them functioning while enhancing the sustainability of the watershed interventions and peoples’ livelihoods options and maximizing carbon sequestration. The project will conduct reforestation and afforestation activities to restore degraded natural forest corridors that fall within the catchment treated by a larger mid-Himalaya watershed project (MHWP).
- Assisted natural regeneration project in Humbo (Ethiopia): The main activity of the project consists in establishing biodiverse native forest and support income through assisted natural regeneration of the Humbo area. It is aimed at stopping the loss of original Ethiopian high forest that affect livelihoods of communities and biodiversity, helping to reduce the threat of critically endangered species and improving the connectivity of fragmented forest resources.
- Soil conservation project in Moldavia: The main activity of the project consists in restoring the productivity of degraded lands through afforestation activities involving locally adoptive species (4 groups of species including Quercus, Robinia, populus, pinus species).