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Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-29794-1

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This book provides standards and guidelines for quantifying greenhouse gas emissions and removals in smallholder agricultural systems and comparing options for climate change mitigation based on emission reductions and livelihood trade-offs. Globally, agriculture is directly responsible for about 11% of annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and induces an additional 17% through land use change, mostly in developing countries. Farms in the developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are predominately managed by smallholders, with 80% of land holdings smaller than ten hectares. However, little to no information exists on greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation potentials in smallholder agriculture.

Subject: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Agriculture, Climate Change, Atmospheric Protection, Air Quality Control, Air Pollution, Soil Science & Conservation, Environmental Management, climate change mitigation, greenhouse gas emissions, land use change, smallholder farming systems, air pollution and air quality