Cornell University: Ambitious initiative aims to achieve zero-hunger, zero-carbon food systems

A new initiative at the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) will chart a path for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with agriculture while meeting the nutritional demands of growing populations.

The two-year research project will develop accurate and precise metrics to measure the emissions of various agricultural production systems in India. Based on that analysis, researchers will generate a roadmap of mitigation methods designed to decrease emissions without sacrificing productivity. While tailored to India’s agricultural sector, the roadmap will offer a model to other developing countries.

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