Developing Climate Smart Agricultural practices for mitigation of greenhouse gases

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Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

D15020

CRP

2252

Approved Date

5 February 2020

Status

3 - Active - Ongoing

Start Date

27 July 2020

Expected End Date

31 December 2025

Participating Countries

Argentina
Bangladesh
Brazil
China
Costa Rica
Ethiopia
Germany
India
Pakistan
Spain

Objectives

To develop climate-smart agricultural practices for enhancing agricultural productivity, through increased soil C sequestration (based on C budgeting), and mitigation of GHG emissions (N2O, CH4, CO2), and minimise gaseous N losses (NH3, N2) from agricultural systems.

Specific objectives

1.1. To determine C budgets based on the quantification of C fluxes (CO2, CH4) using nuclear and related techniques, to derive soil C sequestration strategies in selected agroecosystems.
1.2. To quantify N2O and N2 emissions using 15N technique to validate agricultural system-specific emission factors (EF).
1.3. To evaluate the effect of N process inhibitors and biochar on soil N transformation rates using 15N technique and to test their N2O mitigation potential within specific agroecosystems (soil, plant, climate)
1.4. To develop guidelines of climate-smart agriculture practices for C sequestration, mitigation of GHG, improved N use efficiency to enhance crop productivity.

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