A new model estimates location-specific agriculture greenhouse gas emissions

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University of Illinois researchers has developed a new model that provides a database to estimate location-specific greenhouse gases emissions from agri-food systems.

The model could help identify the primary agri-food sectors contributing to CO2, methane, and nitrous oxide emissions and allow researchers and policymakers to mitigate emissions from major food commodities at different locations across the globe.

The researchers said they hope the study will encourage he development of  strategies and public policies that can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions before climate change becomes irreversible.

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