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ACCESO in Honduras: Mitigation co-benefits of perennial crop expansion, soil management, and livestock improvements

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The agricultural development project ACCESO
reduced greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and
led to net carbon sequestration due to perennial
crop expansion.
 Increased fertilizer use was a moderate source
of emissions that was more than offset by
reduced emissions from other ACCESOsupported
practices, including improvements in
soil, water, and fertilizer management, and in
feed and grassland use by dairy cows.
 Compared to conventional practices, ACCESOsupported
activities reduced emission intensity
(GHG emissions per kilogram of output) for
carrots (-106%), cabbages (-99%), maize
(-99%), and potatoes (-98%) compared to
conventional production methods. Emission
intensity increased due to greater fertilizer use
for plantain (55%) and coffee (247%).

Citation

Nash J, Grewer U, Bockel L, Galford G, Pirolli G, White J. 2016. ACCESO in Honduras: Mitigation co-benefits of perennial crop expansion, soil management, and livestock improvements. CCAFS Info Note. Copenhagen, Denmark: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).