IPCC report: ways to reduce the carbon footprint of the agricultural sector


According to the IPCC report published on Monday, agriculture represents 22% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Two main paths are emerging to reduce the carbon footprint of the agricultural sector. The first relies on the optimization of production methods to reduce the use of synthetic fertilizers and the impact of livestock farming. The second supposes a deeper questioning of the system, through a change in our eating habits.

According to the IPCC report published on Monday, agriculture represents 22% of global greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions related to crops, livestock and deforestation. Its footprint has continued to increase in recent years, and the growth of the world population (estimated between 8.5 and 9.7 billion people in 2050) will further increase the demand for food in the future. “The decarbonization of the sector must also be considered taking into account the essential preservation of biodiversity, as well as temperature increases and variations in rainfall due to climate change, which will weigh negatively…

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