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Smallholder farming causes ~5% of global emissions; mitigation recommendations

Smallholder farming causes ~5% of global emissions; mitigation recommendations
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CGIAR 5 May 2017

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Report examines emissions from smallholder farming and if smallholder farming should contribute to climate change mitigation.
Using FAOSTAT estimates of emissions from agricultural practices and national data on the proportion of agricultural land under smallholder farming, researchers found that smallholder farmers are responsible for roughly 5% of all emissions globally, including 32% of emissions from the agriculture sector and 29% of emissions from agriculture-driven land-use change.

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