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Mapping Trees in Future Climates: Integrating Knowledge, Data, and Tools to Enhance Agroforestry Adoption for Climate Resilience

This project is all about helping farmers make smart decisions about what crops to grow and understanding the impact of climate on farming by:

  • Choosing the Right Crops: We’ll work with experts at the Center for Agroforestry and beyond to figure out the best crops for the area. It’s like creating a list of crops that are perfect for the local climate and conditions.
  • Understanding Chill Hours: We’re using a cool analysis (pun intended!) to figure out how much “chill time” crops need. It’s like giving crops a weather check to make sure they get enough rest during colder times, which is super important for their growth.
  • Checking Carbon Storage: We’re also looking into how much carbon plants can store. It’s like measuring how much good stuff plants can keep in the ground, which helps the environment.
  • Creating a Handy Tool: To make things easier for students learning about geography and planning, we’re developing a cool tool. It’s like a helpful guide that students can use to understand the best crops for different places based on climate and other factors.

This project is all about making farming decisions smarter and helping students learn more about how geography and planning can inform decisions and solutions.

Multi-institutional
January 1, 2023
– December 31, 2025

Project Details

Funded by The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) via the Savanna Institute

(External Funding)

Administrative Unit

Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics (RIEEE)

Research Theme

Project Team Members

Bhuwan Thapa

Assistant Professor

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