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WAR AGAINST HUNGER, GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE WON ON FARMLANDS; UN REPORT
New York, Nov 5 2009 11:05AM
The world’s farmlands can be the frontline for the fight against the impact of climate change and the battle to feed the mounting global population, according to a new <“ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/ak596e/ak596e00.pdf”>report released by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (<“http://www.fao.org/”>FAO) today.
The report noted that crop farming not only suffers from global warming, but also contributes 14 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
But agriculture also has the potential to play a critical role in slashing global emissions, with around 70 percent of the possibility of alleviating the effect of climate change coming from developing countries, FAO said.
Improvements in cropland and grazing land management as well as the restoration of organic soils and degraded lands are the most significant technical measures to lessen the impact…
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