Articles | Volume 19, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 19, 2145–2169, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2145-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2145–2169, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2145-2022
Research article
22 Apr 2022
Research article | 22 Apr 2022

Assessing the impacts of agricultural managements on soil carbon stocks, nitrogen loss, and crop production – a modelling study in eastern Africa

Jianyong Ma et al.

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  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-352', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-352', Anonymous Referee #2, 09 Mar 2022

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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Mar 2022) by Paul Stoy
AR by Jianyong Ma on behalf of the Authors (26 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Mar 2022) by Paul Stoy
AR by Jianyong Ma on behalf of the Authors (28 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Improved agricultural management plays a vital role in protecting soils from degradation in eastern Africa. We simulated the impacts of seven management practices on soil carbon pools, nitrogen loss, and crop yield under different climate scenarios in this region. This study highlights the possibilities of conservation agriculture when targeting long-term environmental sustainability and food security in crop ecosystems, particularly for those with poor soil conditions in tropical climates.
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