Developing methods for biomass and carbon assessment for miombo woodlands, pine plantations and agroforestry fields in Malawi

The project is a part of the Capacity Building for Managing Climate Change “CABMACC-LUANAR” project in Malawi. The project is led by Associate Professor Weston Mwanse and Dr. Steve Makungwa of Forestry Department at LUANAR. The work at NMBU is led by Prof. Tron Eid.

Project description
Allometric models and tools for predicting above and below ground biomass in miombo and agroforestry farmlands will be developed. This will directly provide policy directions for making decision on forest management and the type of trees that can be promoted for carbon sequestration. It also contributes to crop production policy in terms of soil carbon management. It is anticipated that estimation of biomass will allow the country to provide intervention for Reduced Emissions from Degradation and Deforestation (REDD).

Project period: 2014 – 2018