Hoax 14 : Utilization of Peat Land for Agriculture Constitutes the Biggest GHG Emission Source from Global Agriculture
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Utilization of peat land for agriculture constitutes the biggest GHG emission source from global agriculture ?
Data concerning global agricultural emissions issued by FAO (2013) shows (see figure below) that the sources of global agricultural GHG emissions are enteric fermentation (43 percent), manure left on pasture (16 percent), the use of synthetic fertilizers (15 percent), rice cultivation (11 percent), manure management (7 percent), crop residues (3 percent), manure applied to soils (2 percent), cultivated organic soils (2 percent) and burning crop residues.
In other words, most (95 percent) of the emission sources of global agriculture is from activities of enteric fermentation, rice cultivation and use of factory fertilizer, while emissions from the peat land utilization is relatively small, namely only 2 percent.