Gliricidia Zambia Deep Profile Soil Carbon Analysis

C-Quest Capital completes the first phase of fieldwork to assess soil carbon contributions of agroforestry farming practices in Eastern Zambia. The field work which took place in early to mid-January, is in partnership with the Community Markets for Conservation Ltd (COMACO), a conservation organization sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society of New York, to develop biological carbon assets for sale and to improve biodiversity conservation outcomes across the COMACO service region in the Luangwa Valley for its 65,000 member farmer group. Brinkman Associates provided the technical expertise on soils and forestry for the assessment through Robert Seaton, a renowned soils specialist and carbon asset developer. The positive impact of Gliricidia agroforestry systems on soil fertility and crop yield were clearly in evidence (see research notes).