Dr (Mrs) Owoade, Folasade Mary
Areas of research interest: Estimating carbon sequestration potentials of some landuse systems.
Home Institution Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Host Institution University Of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
Summary of research
Relationship between climate change and soil carbon resources is of key concern to human society. Soils have the potential to sequester carbon from the atmosphere with proper management. Soil’s usefulness as a carbon sink and drawdown solution is essential based on global estimates of historic carbon stocks and projections of rising emissions. Land use conversion and agricultural activities have been reported to produce 30% of total anthropogenic emissions both directly and indirectly (hidden carbon costs). Therefore, conversion to a restorative land use and adoption of best management
practices must be integral to any strategy of mitigating climate change.