Food and Agriculture Statistics

Greenhouse gas emissions from agrifood systems. Global, regional and country trends, 2000–2020

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 2000–2020.

 

 

 

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Resources:

FAOSTAT Emissions shares domain

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

Press release: Supply chain joins deforestation and farming practices as main source of emissions in agri-food sector

Earth System Science Data article: Emissions of greenhouse gases from energy use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: 1970–2019

Greenhouse gas emissions from food systems: building the evidence base

Earth System Science Data article: Pre- and post-production processes increasingly dominate greenhouse gas emissions from agri-food systems

 

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 

 

In the news:

FAOSTAT data in the 2022 IPCC Sixth Assessment Report