Implications of Alternative Agricultural Productivity Growth Assumptions on Land Management, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Mitigation Potential

Future productivity growth in agriculture is necessary to satisfy rising food, fiber, and bioenergy demands, and to contribute to global environmental objectives, including greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. This paper explores alternative crop productivity growth trajectories in the United States and focuses on implications for land use change and emissions on a national scale within the agricultural and forestry systems.

Author(s): Justin S. Baker, Brian C. Murray, Bruce A. McCarl, Siyi Feng and Robert Johansson

Published: January 2013

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