Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

WEBINAR. Agricultural Support Reform and GHG Emissions

21 April 2020.  IFPRI WEBINAR. Agricultural Support Reform and GHG Emissions.

Governments spend over $US 700 billion dollars per year on agricultural support measures such as subsidies, border price distortions and investments in raising productivity. Agriculture and land use change contribute close to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions policy makers have little information on the implications of agricultural support for emissions.

This seminar examined the links between agricultural support and emissions from agriculture to help guide policy reforms that lower emissions, reduce poverty and improve nutrition.

The underlying research was funded by FOLU, CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and the World Bank Group.
  • Will Martin, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
  • Valeria Piñeiro, Senior Research Coordinator, IFPRI
  • Leonardo Garrido, Lead Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy, World Resources Institute
  • Madhur Gautam, Lead Economist, World Bank Group
  • Ann Tutwiler, Senior Fellow, Meridian Institute & Coordinator of the Policy Action Coalition to Repurpose Food and Agriculture Support
  • Moderator Rajul Pandya-Lorch, Director, Communications and Public Affairs and Chief of Staff, Director General's Office, IFPRI
Modeling the Impacts of Agricultural Support Policies on Emissions from Agriculture (863.07 KB)

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