Report: More Efficient Agriculture Essential for Lowering Overall Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The agriculture sector needs to take steps to combat climate change while also preparing itself for the obstacles it will present, according to a report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.

There must be a rapid transformation of farming and food systems to cope with a warmer world, the report said.

Agriculture, which includes forestry, fisheries and livestock production, generates around one fifth of the worlds’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Meanwhile, climate change affects food security, causes uncertainty among farmers and creates volatile food prices, warned FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

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