Food and Agriculture Statistics

The share of agri-food systems in total greenhouse gas emissions. Global, regional and country trends 1990–2019

Emissions from agri-food systems are those generated by farm production activities (crops and livestock), land use change and pre- and post-production processes. Emissions generated in agri-food systems beyond the farm gate have recently started to be quantified in an effort to facilitate mitigation measures and alert policy makers to emerging trends. In this context, FAO has developed its first database on agri-food systems beyond the farm gate. 
The latest analytical brief presents results of the database and disseminates statistics on absolute emissions and their shares at the country, regional and global level, over the period 1990–2019.

 

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Earth System Science Data article: Pre- and post-production processes along supply chains increasingly dominate GHG emissions from agri-food systems globally and in most countries

 

To know more:

FAO Statistics Working Paper 21/27: Methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from food systems. Part I: domestic food transport

FAO Statistics Working Paper 21/28: Methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from food systems. Part II: waste disposal

FAO Statistics Working Paper Series 21/29: Methods for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from food systems. Part III: energy use in fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, packaging, retail and household consumption