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WEF 2022: How Indian smallholder farmers could soon access carbon credits

India is the world's third largest emitter of GHG, with 74% of its carbon emissions attributable to methane from livestock and cultivation

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BS Web Team
The world’s population is expected to reach almost 10 billion by 2050. As our numbers swell, so too does the pressure on the agriculture industry and its farmers.

A great responsibility for feeding the world falls on India, which is the second-largest producer of staple foods like rice, wheat, groundnuts, fruits and vegetables globally.

Contributing almost 20% to total GDP, providing employment to over half its 1.4 billion inhabitants and serving as the main source of livelihood for over 70% of rural households, agriculture is also a crucial sector for India itself.

Yet it also exists as a primary contributor to greenhouse gas

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First Published: May 19 2022 | 9:33 AM IST

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