Carbon storage and sequestration in bamboo-based smallholder homegardens of Barak Valley, Assam

Smallholder farming systems throughout the world are believed to be potential sinks to remove atmospheric CO2. Smallholder bamboo farming system in Barak Valley, Assam, which forms a part of the traditional homegarden system, holds promise in this respect. Occurrence of bamboo in all homesteads coupled with progressive increase in culm density over the years reflects its potential for carbon storage.