Whole-farm greenhouse gas emission balances and hotspots quantified in smallholder coffee-dairy systems in Central Kenya

Understanding how agricultural management practices impact productivity, greenhouse gas emissions, and carbon sequestration throughout the farm is critical to developing climate-smart agriculture options.

In Central Kenya, decreasing farm sizes have increased intensification in dairy farming, but it is unknown how the changing practices impact the whole-farm greenhouse gas (GHG) balance.

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, the Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche pour le Développement (CIRAD), Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), with support from mutliple institutions including CCAFS, analyzed data from 125 farming households in Murang’a County and published the results in Farm-scale greenhouse gas balances, hotspots and uncertainties in smallholder crop-livestock systems in Central Kenya in Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment.

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