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Community / Land projects / SilvaCarbon



10/18 - 09/22


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SilvaCarbon is a flagship U.S. interagency program that enhances capacity in more than 25 developing countries to gather, analyze, and use data to improve agricultural, forestry, and land management practices. The program disseminates U.S. scientific standards and methods, which strengthen evidence-based land use planning, and distributes innovative U.S. technology such as satellite and laser monitoring of forests. It provides essential training in forest and terrestrial carbon estimation methodologies to improve developing countries monitoring, reporting, and verification capacity and performance. This in turn helps ensure that countries achieve the same high reporting standards as the U.S. in the context of the UNFCCC, as well as improves performance in agricultural regions that are key suppliers for major U.S. companies.

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