Authors: *Mansur A.M. and *Maharazu A. Y.
The release of greenhouse gas from soils has global implications because it occurs in ecosystems worldwide and its magnitude is such that it contributes significantly to the greenhouse effect. This research aimed to assess the soil-management strategies espoused by the intergovernmental panel for climate change (IPCC) with the potential of mitigating greenhouse gas emission while, the specific objectives are, to observe and examine how the management practices identified can mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has identified a number of soil management practices that can be implemented to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, before examine how some soil management can mitigate greenhouse gas emissions it is important to observed and identify specific soil management practices in the area. To mitigate the greenhouse gas emission from the soil, the potentiality of some soil management for mitigating greenhouse gas emission were evaluated. The methodologies adopted in this research are direct observations and questionnaire survey, hundred questionnaire were administered in the study area in which the respondents were identified accidently in their farms. Nutrient management (42%), crops management (18%) residue management (17%), soil restoration (14%) and water management (9%) were identified as soil management practice with potential of mitigating greenhouse gases emission in the study area. Planting trees, use of organic manure and minimum tillage were recommended to reduce the greenhouse gas emission from the soil of the study area.
Keywords: Climate change, Greenhouse gas emission, Soil management and Carbon
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