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AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM EMISSIONS and Remedies



  May 10, 2024

AGRI-FOOD SYSTEM EMISSIONS and Remedies



1. What are the main sources of emissions within the agrifood system?

- Emissions stem from various sources including deforestation for agriculture, livestock methane emissions, rice paddies, and energy use in farming operations.

2. How can high-income countries reduce their agrifood emissions?

- Promote renewable energy use in agriculture.
- Shift toward sustainable, less meat-intensive diets.
- Provide financial and technological support to lower-income nations for green practices.

3. What strategies can middle-income countries employ to lower emissions effectively?

- Enhance livestock management to reduce methane production.
- Implement practices to reduce methane emissions from rice paddies.
- Invest in soil health to increase carbon sequestration.
- Reduce food loss and waste through better supply chain management.

4. What can low-income countries do to address their agrifood emissions?

- Focus on green growth strategies.
- Avoid deforestation for agricultural expansion.
- Promote forest preservation and restoration to absorb CO2.

5. What are the benefits of investing in emission reduction in the agrifood system?

- Significant economic, health, and environmental returns are anticipated.
- Food security can be improved through resilient agricultural practices.
- Vulnerable populations can be protected during the transition to greener methods.

These actions not only aim to reduce emissions but also enhance the resilience of food systems against climate challenges, securing food supply and benefiting economies globally.


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