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Livelihood and climate trade offsN2O fluxes were collected between 10 am and 1 pm throughout the experimental period using vented static chambers.
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New Article: Livelihood and climate trade-offs in Kenyan peri-urban vegetable production 

Agriculture is the largest source of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), which is emitted through the excessive use of synthetic fertilizers and animal manure. The important question hereby is how to sustainably intensify agricultural production with benefits for all, farmers, consumers and the environment. This article partly provides answers by investigating optimal nutrient management strategies from different perspectives and the trade-offs between economic returns and environmental outcomes. The study is part of the Horticultural Innovations and Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa (HORTINLEA) project, and was published in Agricultural Systems.

The article can be downloaded here as a pdf file.

Authors are: Barnabas Kurgat, Silke Stöber, Samuel Mwonga, Hermann Lotze-Campen, Todd S. Rosenstock