Clifford Yaee

Clifford Yaee

Cool Earth (NGO)

Forest Project Coordinator

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Hi Deepak, Thanks for your support. We will be taking forest inventory plots in two one-hectare plots to measure the carbon content of the forest at different stages of recovery from garden back to forest. The difference between carbon stocks at these stages can be used as an initial indicator of the speed of sequestration of these fallow plots. We will repeat the exercise in the same plots every two to three years to have a more accurate estimation of recovery. Carbon inventories can be taken for a range of forest types, and there are also higher-tech methods one can use to measure carbon (for example Lidar technology), so I'm sure there are many possibilities for measuring the sustainability of other farming methods! Kind regards, Matt
Feb 23, 2021
How do traditional gardening practices in Papua New Guinea help forest regeneration?
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Hi Tim, Thank you for your support! We really appreciate it. Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer from PNG, we're very excited about this work.
Feb 02, 2021
How do traditional gardening practices in Papua New Guinea help forest regeneration?
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On Sunday it will be National Peanut Butter day in America! Peanuts are an important protein and cash crop for farmers in PNG, people grow them in Sololo, which is a remote village Cool Earth partners with. Growing peanuts improves soil fertility, so they are often grown in rotation between other food crops. This lets gardens be used a bit longer, reducing clearing for new gardens. It also means the soil nutrient levels are able to support forest regeneration when the garden is left fallow. I will be working with farmers to investigate how their crops and methods are integral part of the forest ecosystem cycle. I will also be eating some peanuts and other wonderful produce from traditional, low-impact forest gardens!
Jan 21, 2021
How do traditional gardening practices in Papua New Guinea help forest regeneration?
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Hi Cindy, Thanks for your support, and great to have you on board! Let me know if you have any questions that I can answer from PNG, we're very excited about this work.
Jan 21, 2021
How do traditional gardening practices in Papua New Guinea help forest regeneration?
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