Air pollution from agricultural land use

Other Names:
Air pollutants arising from farming practices

Combustion of agricultural waste is a major source of air pollution, releasing considerable emissions of carbon dioxide and particulate matter, and has little productive use other than getting rid of the waste. (Traditional reliance on smoke as a natural fumigant, heat as a sterilizer of soil, or the ashes as fertilizer have largely been replaced by the use of agrochemicals).

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST