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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 211-220

Carbon Sequestration Potential through Agroforestry: A Review
Raj Kumar Gupta1*, Vijay Kumar2, K.R. Sharma3, Tejbir Singh Buttar3, Gobinder Singh3 and Gowhar Mir1
1Division of Agroforestry,
2Rainfed Research Sub-station for Sub-tropical fruits, Raya,
3Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Sher-e- Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu - 180 009, (J&K), India
*Corresponding author

Carbon sequestration is basically the progression of transforming carbon in the air (carbon dioxide or CO2) stored in the soil carbon. Carbon dioxide is taken up with plants through the process of photosynthesis and built-in into living plant material. Agroforestry provides a sole opportunity to combine the double objectives of climate change adaptation and mitigation. It is an attractive alternative for sequestering carbon on agroforestry lands since it can sequester chief amounts of carbon still as leaving the bulk of the land in the production. It is most important option for carbon storage potential in its manifold plant species and soil, high applicability and indirect effects such as decreasing pressure on natural forest or soil erosion. The tree components in agroforestry systems can be important sinks of atmospheric carbon due to their fast growth and high productivity. It has the ability to enhance the flexibility of the system for coping with the unfavourable impacts of climate change. These systems suggest important opportunities for creating synergies between both adaptation and mitigation behaviour. Thus, although agroforestry systems seem to have high potential for C sequestration, significant effort is essential in realistically assessing the extent of this potential. The responsibility of agroforestry practices in climate change mitigation and adaptation is required to realize the potential next to overcoming various components of current and future international climate mitigation policies.

Keywords: Agroforestry, Carbon sequestration, Soil carbon
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Raj Kumar Gupta, Vijay Kumar, K.R. Sharma, Tejbir Singh Buttar, Gobinder Singh and Gowhar Mir. 2017. Carbon Sequestration Potential through Agroforestry: A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 211-220. doi: