Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Review article
14 Apr 2022
Review article |  | 14 Apr 2022

Pre- and post-production processes increasingly dominate greenhouse gas emissions from agri-food systems

Francesco N. Tubiello, Kevin Karl, Alessandro Flammini, Johannes Gütschow, Griffiths Obli-Laryea​​​​​​​, Giulia Conchedda, Xueyao Pan, Sally Yue Qi, Hörn Halldórudóttir Heiðarsdóttir, Nathan Wanner, Roberta Quadrelli, Leonardo Rocha Souza, Philippe Benoit, Matthew Hayek, David Sandalow, Erik Mencos Contreras​​​​​​​, Cynthia Rosenzweig, Jose Rosero Moncayo, Piero Conforti, and Maximo Torero

Data sets

GHG Emissions from agri-food systems Francesco Tubiello, Kevin Karl, Alessandro Flammini, Giulia Conchedda, and Griffiths Oblylayrea

FAOSTAT Emissions Shares FAO

Short summary
The paper presents results from the new FAOSTAT database on food system emissions, covering all countries over the time series 1990–2019. Results indicate and further clarify – updated to 2019 – the relevance of emissions from crop and livestock production processes within the farm gate; from conversion of natural ecosystems to agriculture, such as deforestation and peat degradation; and from use of fossil fuels for energy and other industrial processes along food supply chains.