Climate-smart agriculture enhances food security and climate change resilience while mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Sustainable agricultural land management practices (SALM) help realize this triple-win. The VCS approved SALM methodology bridges the gap in knowledge about accounting for soil carbon in sustainable agricultural land management projects. 

This e-course, based on the SALM methodology, presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project, how the SALM methodology is applied in Kenya, and how it benefits thousands of smallholder farmers by generating the triple wins as mentioned above. It aims to equip learners with basic knowledge and skills in developing and monitoring soil carbon change in projects with easy-to-understand course contents and visual learning tools throughout the course.

The course contains 4 modules:
  • Agriculture Sector’s Potential to Reduce Climate Change Impacts;
  • SALM: A New Agricultural Carbon Accounting Methodology;
  • Soil Organic Carbon Accounting in Agricultural Projects;
  • The Kenya Case.
The pilot e-course was launched in November 2013 and received positive feedback from participants. To learn more about this course, go to:

Monitoring Climate-Smart Agriculture’s Triple Wins: The Power of Knowledge Sharing 

Participants are expected to spend 8 hours in total over three weeks to complete this course. During the e-course, participants can ask questions and interact with experts in this field, and between each other in online facilitated discussion forums. By completing a facilitated course, participants will receive a “Certificate of Completion”.

Target Audience: 
Practitioners who work on sustainable land management projects, agriculture development projects, as well as those who are interested in carbon monitoring. The audience may be potential project developers, professionals and extension workers working in government, consultants from private sector, as well as educators and graduate students.
26/04/2015 to 14/05/2015