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Table 5 Mean cocoa ecosystem carbon stocks ± standard error, distributed between the biomass and soil (0–60 cm depth) components according to region [Eastern (E), Western (W)], and system [shaded (S), unshaded (U)], (n = 12)

From: Carbon storage in Ghanaian cocoa ecosystems

Factor Treatment Biomass C (Mg/ha) Soil C (Mg/ha) Total C (Mg/ha)
Region E 25.2 ± 1.6 70.5 ± 5.4 95.7 ± 8.6
W 18.4 ± 1.6 113.0 ± 5.4 137.7 ± 8.6
System S 25.8 ± 1.6 83.7 ± 5.5 115.5 ± 8.6
U 17.8 ± 1.6 99.8 ± 5.5 117.9 ± 8.6
Region * System E * S 31.3 ± 2.2 79.3 ± 7.7 109.5 ± 12.0
E * U 19.0 ± 2.2 61.7 ± 7.7 81.8 ± 12.0
W * S 20.2 ± 2.3 88.1 ± 8.2 121.5 ± 12.0
W * U 16.7 ± 2.2 137.8 ± 7.7 153.9 ± 12.1
  1. Age of farms appearing as covariate in the statistical model used
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