Agricultural sector review

Progression and projections 2006-2030<

    Most emitting provinces

  • The agricultural sector remains stable overall, some segments are registering a slight decrease, which is about compensated by those growing up.
    The main sources of greenhouse gases are associated with sources of methane (livestock) and nitrate (soil fertilization).


The agricultural sector is often forgotten in emission reduction plans. It's however allowed to improve the footprint of the sector with best practices, also with the same produced quantities.
Some concrete actions can be taken on the main methane sources related to livestock (enteric fermentation, manure) and nitrate (soil fertilization).

Measure 1: better feed the animals
Measure 2: streamlining the supply of synthetic fertilizers
Measure 3: work towards land management best practices