Agriculture

POLICY DROVE MODERN AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES AND EMISSIONS DECLINES

Continual modernization of agricultural practices in India, Europe, and southern Brazil enabled increased productivity without marked increases in cultivated land.

regionBrazil

These graphs show the changes in emissions, emissions drivers, and policy in the Agriculture sector in Brazil

 
 
 

Emissions Non-CO₂ greenhouse gas emissions


Both land under cultivation and non-CO₂ emissions increased.

     
     
     
     

    Emissions Drivers Agricultural production intensity


    Although the intensity of food production per hectare increased, mechanization did not increase.

       
       
       
       

      Policy Subsidies to agricultural producers


      Brazil made increasing the productivity of agricultural land a priority to reduce expansion into new land and deforestation. Subsidies to producers, in part to modernize their operations, steadily increased over time.