EXPLAINER | Eating less meat, farming differently can help achieve net-zero emissions

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Regenerative agriculture practices include rotating livestock to feed on different pastures to give grasslands and other plants time to recover.
Regenerative agriculture practices include rotating livestock to feed on different pastures to give grasslands and other plants time to recover.
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The agriculture and broader food system - how food is produced, processed and packaged - accounted for more than a third (34%) of global emissions in 2015, according to a UN study, but farming and eating differently can help reduce emissions.

The agriculture sector is a significant contributor to emissions that contribute to global warming and ultimately climate change, but it is also a sector that is vulnerable to climate change impacts.

In sub-Saharan Africa, climate change had reduced wheat and maize yields, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. On the continent, overall agricultural productivity has declined by more than a third (34%) since 1961 due to climate change.

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