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.

regionIndia

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

 
 
 

Emissions Emissions and land use


Land use-related emissions remained relatively flat, as did land under cultivation.

     
     
     
     

    Emissions Drivers Agricultural net exports


    Output grew to meet domestic food demand (not shown) and the export of agricultural raw materials.

       
       
       
       

      Policy Central government subsidies to agriculture


      Indian agricultural policy focused on modernization of the agricultural sector through subsidies. Though greenhouse gases were not specifically targeted in this effort, modernization had a modest effect on total emissions.