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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-389', Charles Redfern, 17 Nov 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-389', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on essd-2021-389', Anonymous Referee #2, 12 Jan 2022
  • AC1: 'Comment on essd-2021-389', Francesco N. Tubiello, 10 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Francesco N. Tubiello on behalf of the Authors (10 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Feb 2022) by David Carlson
ED: Publish as is (06 Mar 2022) by David Carlson
AR by Francesco N. Tubiello on behalf of the Authors (16 Mar 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
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.
Final-revised paper