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Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring
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Course Theme:Climate Change
Sub-Theme:Towards Landscape Approach
Course Format:Self-paced
Time Commitment:8 hours in total
Contact Name:Yu Huan
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Free Course
Enrollment Key: SCMFY15sp
Climate-smart agriculture enhances food security and climate change resilience while mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Sustainable agricultural land management practices (SALM) help realize this triple-win. The newly VCS approved SALM methodology bridges the gap in knowledge about accounting for soil carbon in such sustainable agricultural land management projects.

This e-course, based on the new SALM carbon accounting methodology, presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project, how the SALM methodology is applied in Kenya, and how it benefits thousands of smallholder farmers by generating the triple wins as mentioned above. It aims to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills in developing and monitoring an agricultural soil carbon project with easy-to-understand course contents and visual learning tools throughout the course.

The course contains 4 modules:

  • Agriculture Sector’s Potential to Reduce Climate Change Impacts;
  • SALM: A New Agricultural Carbon Accounting Methodology;
  • Soil Organic Carbon Accounting in Agricultural Projects;
  • The Kenya Case 

The pilot e-course was launched in November 2013 and received positive feedback from participants. To learn more about this course, go to:

Monitoring Climate-Smart Agriculture’s Triple Wins: The Power of Knowledge Sharing

Target Audience:

Practitioners who work on sustainable land management projects, agriculture development projects, as well as those who are interested in carbon monitoring. The audience may be potential project developers, professionals and extension workers working in government, consultants from private sector, as well as educators and graduate students.