Biochar and Its Practical Application to Restore Degraded Lands

25 Jun 2021

 

Biochar has been widely reported to improve soil fertility, crop yields and carbon sequestration in soils. Furthermore, biochar producing ovens can be used for cooking at the household level, and use biomass much more efficiently than traditional fire cooking places. Drawing on key case studies and lessons learned, this session explores the potential that biochar has in facilitating restoration of degraded and deforested land through reducing pressure on woodland fuel sources, and improving soil fertility.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): biochar, biomass, dry forests, drylands, forests, land degradation, restoration, soil fertility

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)