Low-Carbon Technologies: Improved Crop and Grazing Management to Increase Soil Carbon Storage

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There is a significant negative correlation between soil carbon storage and cultivation intensity.  A change in crop management practices could transform carbon sources to carbon sinks.  For instance, improved management practices could mitigate between 4-9% of Africa‚Äôs annual CO2 emissions.  However, one of the most effective ways of increasing soil carbon storage is to convert cropland to grassland, which affects the food supply.  Other methods include tillage management to release less CO2 when crops are harvested and crop rotations.