Potential-Analysis of Biochar Systems for Improved Soil and Nutrient Management in Ethiopian Agriculture
Seitz, Tobias; Solomon, Dawit
Soils are one of the most valuable resources on earth and are one of the most important foundation of food security. Particularly in tropical and subtropical Africa, soils are affected by degradation, which has a negative impact on agricultural production. The arable and pasture land of the Ethiopian highlands form the basis for the livelihood of a large part of the population, though being one of the most degraded areas in the world. More efforts must therefore be made to stop the progressive soil degradation and, where possible, to reverse it.
socio-economic scenarios; Ethiopia; Climate smart biochar systems; biomass resource assessment; soil fertility improvement