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Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) requires better monitoring, measurement and verification (MRV) to assess carbon and non-CO2 greenhouse gases. With REDD likely to evolve into a whole landscape accounting approach which includes Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU), reliable and cost efficient MRV across complex landscapes is becoming increasingly important.
Experts from the World Agroforestry Centre present four case studies that showcase work on measuring carbon in complex landscapes and agro- ecosystems with trees: Western Kenya; the Peruvian Amazon; the peatlands of West Kalimantan, Indonesia and the Africa Soil Information Service project. There are also insights about choosing the right tools and methods for different contexts, ensuring measurements are accurate, statistically relevant, and can be scaled up.