Study shows tree cover in agricultural land on the rise

Q.  A new study has shown that tree cover in agricultural land is _______.
- Published on 05 Aug 16

a. Increasing
b. Decreasing
c. The Same
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Increasing
 
While deforestation continues in tropical forests, new study has found that tree cover on agricultural land is rising across the world, capturing 0.75 gigatonnes CO2 every year.
  • Remote sensing data has shown that in 2010 43 percent of the land had 10 percent tree cover, up from 8 percent in the preceding decade.
  • Provided that a large percentage of land is under agriculture, agroforestry may contribute considerably to global carbon budgets.
  • Trees on agricultural lands known as agroforestry systems will contribute to reduce the impact of climate change while improving livelihoods and incomes and providing invaluable ecosystem services at the same time.

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