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Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda: An Introduction and Review of Literature

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1108889, PP. 1-13

Subject Areas: Ecology, Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences, Plant Science, Agronomy, Soil Science, Environmental Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences, Agricultural Science

Keywords: Climate Change, Agro-Ecological Zones, Carbon Sequestration Specifically Comparing Fragile Agro-Ecological Zones of Uganda, Sorghum/Legume Intercropping System, Smallholder Farmers

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In Uganda, sorghum constitutes the second most widely grown cereal according to the latest statistics from the country’s statistics body, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics. This notwithstanding, there has been, in the context of Uganda, very little research and published literature on its potential to sequester carbon. There is no sufficient data on the exact levels of carbon sequestered by this sorghum/legume intercropping system, which is widespread as a technology within Uganda’s smallholder sorghum farmers, most especially in the two agro-ecological zones considered for this study: Eastern Highlands: specifically, Serere district and Northern farming system; specifically, Lira district. The purpose of the present article is to introduce a broader research agenda through which I aim to intervene on this subject. The article also engages key recent research on Carbon Sequestration (CS), focusing on studies that engage the question of CS and smallholder farmers.

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Owasa, H. A. (2022). Climate Change and Carbon Sequestration among Smallholder Farmers in Uganda: An Introduction and Review of Literature. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e8889. doi:


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