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Agriculture: innovative ways to cut emissions

Posted by: The Conversation

Date: Thursday, 07 December 2023

One of the outcomes of the ongoing COP28 climate conference is a declaration, signed by more than 130 countries, to tackle planet-warming emissions from food production.

Agricultural economist Paul Winters details a few priority practices that could help farmers continue to feed the world and slow emissions, including better use of technology for weather forecasting, microbial fertilizers and reducing methane emissions from livestock. He notes that underinvestment from the commercial sector has held these and other innovations back, and he points to the importance of “public and philanthropic investment.”

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