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Report says grasslands can help combat climate change

A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says grasslands have vast untapped potential to limit climate change by absorbing and storing carbon dioxide. The report says proper land use can also help one billion people who depend on livestock.

The United Nations report says if pastures and rangelands are properly managed, they can be a useful carbon sink – potentially more powerful than forests in the battle against climate change. The report says that agricultural lands can help control global warming by limiting greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the report also states that these kinds of agriculture practices can increase land productivity which will lead to stronger food security.

Read more (VOA news)

FAO report

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