The FAOSTAT Emissions Agriculture database provides country-level estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on FAOSTAT activity data and using Tier 1 computations, following 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Technical details of specific activity data used and relevant computational steps employed are given in the Methodology and Quality Information section of the metadata for each of the sectors in the domain.
The Emissions Agriculture domain contains the following sub-domains:
||Manure applied to Soils
|Manure left on Pasture
|Cultivation of Organic Soils
||Burning - Crop Residues
|Burning - Savanna
The FAOSTAT Emissions database provides support to FAO member countries, along four key dimensions of use:
- Regular updates of global and regional trends in GHG emissions from agriculture, forestry and land use;
- Capacity development of member countries towards improved analysis of GHG emissions and identification of data gaps;
- Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures for GHG Inventories;
- Development of indicators linking GHG emissions to their underlying commodities.
DISCLAIMER: The FAOSTAT Emissions data are estimated by FAO and do not coincide with GHG data reported by member countries to UNFCCC. The database is intended primarily as a service to help member countries assess and report their emissions, as well as a useful international benchmark. The FAOSTAT Emissions data are disseminated publicly to facilitate continuous feedback from member countries.