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Table 5 Mean values ± SEM of shade tree carbon, cacao tree carbon, total carbon and their CO2 equivalents in ten cacao growing districts in the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western regions of Ghana (numbers in parenthesis are standard errors of the means)

From: Shade tree diversity and aboveground carbon stocks in Theobroma cacao agroforestry systems: implications for REDD+ implementation in a West African cacao landscape

District Shade trees C (Mg C ha−1) Cacao tree C (Mg C ha−1) Total C (Mg C ha−1) CO2 equiv. of total C (Mg CO2-eq. ha−1)
Sefwi Wiawso 5.05 ± 1.40ab 5.84 ± 0.91a 10.9 ± 1.56b 40.0
Asempanaye 11.8 ± 1.99a 6.77 ± 0.68a 18.5 ± 2.12ab 67.9
Akontombra 2.91 ± 0.95b 10.2 ± 1.31a 13.2 ± 2.07ab 48.4
Adabokrom 7.70 ± 1.29ab 8.02 ± 0.87a 15.7 ± 0.87ab 57.6
Sankore 8.60 ± 1.92ab 7.00 ± 0.87a 15.6 ± 2.40ab 57.2
Goaso 9.17 ± 2.33ab 7.79 ± 0.74a 15.4 ± 2.58ab 56.5
Asumura 5.04 ± 1.35ab 7.58 ± 0.47a 12.6 ± 1.68ab 46.2
New Edubiase 15.6 ± 2.89a 6.28 ± 0.82a 23.4 ± 3.23a 85.9
Offinso 9.29 ± 1.41a 8.65 ± 0.70a 17.9 ± 1.45ab 65.7
Nkawie 8.02 ± 0.65ab 6.40 ± 0.61a 11.5 ± 1.19b 42.2
  1. Figures in the same column followed by similar alphabets do not differ significantly (p ≤ 0.05) based on the Kruskal–Wallis parametric ANOVA applied to mean ranks. Total carbon stock was converted to tons of CO2 equivalent by multiplying by 44/12 or 3.67 [23]
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