The second phase of the collaborative research center (CRC) Future Rural Africa  has started, including the project A01 Future Carbon Storage  with participation from our group. A first trip to our new study region in Zambia was used to meet in person with our new collaboration partners at University of Zambia (UNZA) & Zambian Agricultural Research Institute (ZARI) and familiarize with the envisioned study site. Interesting cross-border comparisons will be possible once the existing data set from 1st phase in north-eastern Namibia will be complemented by a dataset from south-western Zambia.

 

 

Researchers of Future Carbon Storage visiting the new research region
Photo: A. Linstädter
Researchers of Future Carbon Storage jointly visiting the new research region, establishing contacts to farmers on the ground, March 2022

 

 

Meeting our collaboration partners from University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka
Photo: A. Linstädter
Meeting our collaboration partners from University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka, March 2022. In the photo from left to right: Dr. C. Shepande, Prof. A. Linstädter, N. Mutwale, Dr. A. Sandhage-Hofmann, Dr. B.H. Chishala, Dr. L. Chabala, L. Kindermann