Agricultural revolution in Africa could increase global carbon emissions

8 septiembre 2014

Productivity-boosting agricultural innovations in Africa could lead to an increase in global deforestation rates and carbon emissions, a study finds. «Increasing productivity in Africa — a carbon-rich region with low agricultural yields — could have negative effects on the environment, especially if agricultural markets are highly integrated,» a researcher said. «This study highlights the importance of understanding the interplay between globalization and the environmental impacts of agricultural technology. They are deeply intertwined.»