Evidence strongly suggests that climate change mitigation in agriculture is feasible and can be significant at large scales. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agricultural emissions can be managed by: (1) reducing emissions from methane and nitrous oxide, (2) greenhouse gas removals from the atmosphere through carbon sequestration, and (3) avoiding or displacing emissions, e.g. by maintaining existing biomass or soil carbon, or increasing energy efficiency. This policy brief proposes six areas where action is needed.
Wollenberg, E.; Negra, C. Next Steps for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. CCAFS Policy Brief No. 2. CGIAR Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), Copenhagen, Denmark (2011) 8 pp.