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World Bank Publishes Report on Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils

World Bank10 May 2010: The World Bank has published a report presenting state of the art knowledge on the impact of different land management practices on soil carbon sequestration rates across the world.

The technical study undertakes a meta-analysis to calculate soil carbon sequestration rates in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and uses ecosystem simulation modeling techniques to predict future carbon storage in cropland soils. The report also provides a brief review of soil organic carbon dynamics and the methods for soil carbon assessment, provides information on carbon assessment from the World Bank's sustainable land management portfolio, and concludes with the benefits and costs of adopting carbon sequestering practices and a review of evolving funding mechanisms to support climate smart agriculture in developing countries. [Publication: Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils]