Agriculture
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Danilo Marandola
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How to make agriculture more climate-friendly?

"The main source of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture is animal manure. The improvement of the management practices of manure should also improve the environmental and climate behaviour of farmers.

Farmers adopting techniques such as organic farming or no-till practices can enhance carbon sequestration. This could be achieved also by means of cover crops or crop rotation on the farmland.

At the base of climate-friendly agriculture, there is diversification of production and diversification of landscape scales of crop production and rotation. That could be the driver of new climate-friendly agriculture, that should reduce the use of fertilisers and energy inputs.

A new frontier is precision farming agriculture that relies on the use of new technologies and inputs that help farmers to make the right choice at the right moment and save money and the impacts on the environment."

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