Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)
Agriculture importance in global climate change
Vinita Parte, Vishnu K Solanki, Anjana Kujur and JS Ranawat
Agriculture plays a very important role in climate change due to a number of reasons. Currently, about 13-15% of greenhouse gas emissions accounted by the agriculture. Fertilizer and energy use in agriculture and some from livestock are sources of some of these emissions. The main source of methane emission is global warming which occurs due to agriculture. Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from agriculture are projected to increase by 35-60% up to 2030 because of increased animal manure production and increased use of nitrogen fertilizer. And also the major cause of deforestation is the conversion of forested land to agriculture. To enhance productivity and store large quantities of carbon by adding biochar partly burned biomass to soils. A very positive role played by the agriculture. Particularly in organic agriculture some agricultural practices effectively act as the storage of carbon in soils. Biofuels combustible materials act as a substitute for fossil fuels which are derived from plants, animals, micro-organisms and organic wastes.
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Vinita Parte, Vishnu K Solanki, Anjana Kujur and JS Ranawat. Agriculture importance in global climate change. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):657-661.