Institute of Landscape Ecology

Potentials of native plant species in
Agroforestry systems for reduction
of greenhouse gas...
Location

Municipalities of Campo Hermoso and Zetaquira, Boyacá, Colombia

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/t...
Scenery
• Lack of local plans and strategies – only isolated efforts
• Lack of information on dimensions of losses because...
Some effects of heavy rains

Zea mays subsp. mays
Preliminary results
Campo Hermoso

Zetaquira

• 15 endangered medicinal
species
9 native species
• 20 dissapeared medicina...
Main Objectives
• To collect quantitative information on greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions in tropical small scale farming sy...
Hypotheses
• The potential of Agroforestry systems with cultivation
of introduced medicinal plant species is equal to
Agro...
Methods
Introduction and
diagnostics

-Introduction of
the project
-Survey
-Semi-structured
Interviews
-Data analyses
-Sel...
Some species to
take into account
Municipality
Campo
Hermoso

Zetaquira

Endangered species
Smilax aspera L., Cattleya
sch...
Additional species
• Melissa officinalis
• Verbena littoralis
• Urtica dioica (popular in Campo
Hermoso)
• Ruta graveolens...
Expectations

Juglans neotropica Diels

Cattleya schroederae Rchb. F
References
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Russell Nathan, 2012. Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality. CIATCGIAR, Cali, Colombia
Nair P.K.R....
THANKS
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Potentials of native plant species in Agroforestry systems for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improvement of local environmental and communities‘ life conditions

  1. 1. Institute of Landscape Ecology Potentials of native plant species in Agroforestry systems for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and improvement of local environmental and communities‘ life conditions Ana Lucia Cadena Gonzalez-Thiele Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)
  2. 2. Location Municipalities of Campo Hermoso and Zetaquira, Boyacá, Colombia http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/85/ Colombia-departaments-sa.svg/240px-Colombiadepartaments-sa.svg.png
  3. 3. Scenery • Lack of local plans and strategies – only isolated efforts • Lack of information on dimensions of losses because of depletion of resources and global warming at local level (long heavy rains) • Lack of research on potentials of Agroforestry systems • Depletion of traditional knowledge and native plants resources, lack of strategies to maintain these species. • Lack of motivation of local community
  4. 4. Some effects of heavy rains Zea mays subsp. mays
  5. 5. Preliminary results Campo Hermoso Zetaquira • 15 endangered medicinal species 9 native species • 20 dissapeared medicinal species 7 native species • Urtica dioica L. popularity (IUV) • 7 endangered medicinal species 3 native species • 13 dissapeared medicinal species 6 native species • Ruta graveolens L. popularity
  6. 6. Main Objectives • To collect quantitative information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in tropical small scale farming systems of Boyacá, Colombia. • To analyse the potential of agroforestry systems with native multipurpose and medicinal plants to reduce GHG emissions. • To promote the cultivation and conservation of native plant species, especially endangered species. • To add benefits to local production of food, medicine and to improve economy.
  7. 7. Hypotheses • The potential of Agroforestry systems with cultivation of introduced medicinal plant species is equal to Agroforestry systems with cultivation of native species in terms of mitigation of Green House Gas emissions. • Native multipurpose and medicinal plant species are often not cultivated in Agroforestry systems due to the lack of productivity. • Lack of knowledge of the productivity that native and multipurpose medicinal plant species can offer to the local economy has limited investments in projects related to the cultivation of these species.
  8. 8. Methods Introduction and diagnostics -Introduction of the project -Survey -Semi-structured Interviews -Data analyses -Selection of species -local interest and necessities-Previous results Sampling and collection of data -Selection of plots with agroforestry systems and selected species -Structured interviews -Analysis of fluxes of gases -Sampling of gasses -Statistical analyses Design of homegarden model Evaluation of impact on livelihoods -Design of local homegarden model with selected species/ based on local necessities (community and environment) Productivity projections -Promotion of cultivation of the homegarden model in comunal plots and within local schools -Food production? -Medicinals production? -Influence on local economy? -Potentials off GHG mitigation?
  9. 9. Some species to take into account Municipality Campo Hermoso Zetaquira Endangered species Smilax aspera L., Cattleya schroederae Rchb.F., Nicotiana tabacum L., Ocimum campechianum Mill., Psidium guineense Sw., Sapindus saponaria L., Crescentia cujete L., Inga edulis Mart. Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn, Tabebuia sp., Phaseolus sp. Disappeared species Carica pentagona Heilborn, Platymiscium ulei Harms ex Harms, Persea mutisii Kunth , Drymis granadensisL. f., Brownea ariza Benth, Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. Juglans neotropica Diels, Crescentia cujete L., Gossypium sp., Solanum betaceum Cav., Schizolobium excelsum Vegel., Persea mutisii Kunth.
  10. 10. Additional species • Melissa officinalis • Verbena littoralis • Urtica dioica (popular in Campo Hermoso) • Ruta graveolens (popular in Zetaquira)
  11. 11. Expectations Juglans neotropica Diels Cattleya schroederae Rchb. F
  12. 12. References • • • • • Russell Nathan, 2012. Eco-Efficiency: From Vision to Reality. CIATCGIAR, Cali, Colombia Nair P.K.R.,1993. An Introduction to Agroforestry, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Nair P.K.R. et al. Agroforestry as a strategy for carbon sequestration, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 2009. 172 : 1, 10-23 Sinclair, F., et al. 2012. Enhancing the effectiveness of agroforestry research in Colombia. World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF [online]. Available from: http://worldagroforestry.org/our_products/publications/details?n ode=54130 [Accessed Nov 20, 2013] Annual Report 2011-2012: trees, livelihoods, landscapes. World Agroforestry Centre ICRAF [online]. Available from: http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/our_products/publicatio ns/details?node=53879 [Accessed Nov 20, 2013]
  13. 13. THANKS

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