FAO warns about climate impact of food distribution

South Sudan, Nyal (Unity State), 14 January 2020 Embroiled in conflict since 2013, South Sudan is facing a critical humanitarian situation with chronic hunger and malnutrition affecting families and children in particular. The longer-term effects of the conflict have forced tens of thousands of families to remain in temporary shelters and millions of people to seek refuge outside the country. The World Food Programme provides life-saving humanitarian assistance in South Sudan, reaching 5 million people across the country. In the Photo: women collecting bags of WFP food assistance delivered via WFP air drops in Nyal village. Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua

Rome, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Food supply chain aims to surpass agriculture as major factor in the generation of greenhouse gas emissions in the agri-food system of many countries, FAO said on Monday.Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on whatsapp Share on telegram Share on email

According to a statement from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it was commented the conclusions of the research coordinated by FAO´s Senior Statistician Francesco Tubiello.

Among main causes, FAO report cited rapid growth driven by food processing, its packaging, transportation, retail, household consumption, waste disposal and the manufacture of fertilizers.

In this regard, FAO statement read these are factors unrelated to agricultural exploitation activities and changes in land use, and already represent more than half of the carbon dioxide emissions from agri-food systems in advanced regions.

The study is based on a series of recent initiatives to quantify trends related to greenhouse gas emissions in order to ease the implementation of mitigation measures and warn about new policies.

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