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Agroforestry in Sierra Leone –examining economic potential with carbon sequestration
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aimed to examine the possibilities and benefits of implementing

agroforestry projects in Sierra Leone by comparing different agroforestry

systems used in a Tanzanian project that consider carbon sequestration.

Farmers involved in this type of projects get income from sold carbon

credits as well as from other products that an agroforestry system could


Sierra Leone is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, with

most of the population living in rural conditions. It was investigated what

the potential economic and environmental impact different agroforestry

systems considering carbon storage could have in Sierra Leone. The study

was based on empirical material from a case community Makari. The

conclusions were that Sierra Leone could benefit greatly from agroforestry

projects, especially at community level where it could provide additional

sources of food and income. From a greater perspective it could give

environmental benefits as well as securing wood commodities like fuelwood

for the future. Starting up a project would however be a high risk investment

with a troublesome implementation process and complications on a daily


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Sierra Leone, carbon trade, carbon sequestration, agroforestry, Makari
National Category
Forest Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-33473OAI: diva2:709101
Subject / course
Skogs- och träteknik
Educational program
Forest Production and Wood utilization Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-04-04 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2014-04-04Bibliographically approved

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