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Agriculture and forestry generate 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide

Agriculture and forestry generate 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide

Food, agriculture, and land use

Human activity has transformed a significant fraction of the planet’s land, especially for growing food and harvesting forests. Land is the livelihood for billions of people. The twin forces of a growing population and rising consumption mean the challenge of stewarding land in sustainable ways will only intensify.

How can we reduce the pressures on ecosystems and land, while meeting the growing demands for food and fiber worldwide? How can we do what we do on land better, tending it in ways that decrease emissions from agriculture and forestry? 

The answers to these questions are critical for stemming greenhouse gases, sustaining the planet’s living systems, addressing food security, and protecting human health, all inextricably linked. 

Solutions to this sector are focused on reducing waste, changing diets, incentives for protecting ecosystems, and better agriculture practices all contribute to more ecological agricultural practices.

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