Carbon sequestration and food farming at Ibi village agroforestry project, DRC

Landsat TM acquired on 25 May 1998 at 08:41:41 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 09 August 2015 at 04:34:59 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 28 May 2016 at 09:00:22 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 11 June 2022 at 08:55:59 UTC
Sentinel-1 CSAR IW acquired on 08 August 2022 at 04:35:31 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Climate change, forestry, agriculture, food farming, carbon sequestration, sustainable development, DRC, Congo
Fig. 1 - S1 (08.08.2022-09.13.2022) - Ibi village project takes place 150 km east of Kinshasa
Fig. 2 - L5 (07.09.1984, 25.05.1998), S2 (28.05.2016, 11.06.2022) - They use agroforestry methods to ally food farming & afforestation.
In the 1980s, a project to develop the land of the Batéké Plateau began, giving priority to social and environmental aspects. The Walloon Region finances the infrastructure from 1998 onwards.
Fig. 3 - L5 (25.05.1998), S2 (28.05.2016, 11.06.2022) - This carbon sink allows selling carbon credits, over 1000 hectares of trees have been planted.
In February 2011, Ibi Village was the first private project in the DRC to be registered as a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which allowed it to sell carbon credits based on the carbon sequestered in the planted trees.
Fig. 4 - S1 (1994, 2015, 2022) - This project aims at sustainable development with high social and environmental standards.
Since 2015, partner farmers have been cultivating a plot of land using the agroforestry method. After one year the cassava crops are harvested while the trees continue to grow. After 7 years, when they have stopped absorbing additional CO2, they are cut down. They are then transformed into charcoal and sold on the market in Kinshasa.