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Table 1 Carbon emissions from two cultivation types in Eastern Africa rangelands

From: Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sink potential in Eastern Africa rangeland ecosystems: A review

Years Permanent cultivation Shifting cultivation TgC yr1
1980–1989 26 11 37
1990–1999 27 6 33
2000–2009 45 2 47
Mean±SD 33 ± 10.7 6.3 ± 4.5 39 ± 7.2
  1. Data synthesized from Valentini et al. (2014). Shifting cultivation refers to a farming system in which a plot of land is cultivated temporarily and then abandoned while post-disturbance fallow vegetation is allowed to freely grow while the cultivator moves on to another plot