Matt Proctor

Matt Proctor

United Kingdom

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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
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