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Sustainable Use of Fertilizers for Productivity and Climate Change Mitigation - IFDC
By: Dr. Deborah Hellums, Director of Fertilizer Research Every person alive depends on agriculture for food, but agriculture accounts for 12 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions. About half of these emissions come from arguably a most necessary component of agriculture: the use of nitrogen fertilizers. Mineral fertilizers, combined with organic fertilizers (along with other inputs and best management practices),…