Analysis of mitigation options, related barriers and recommendations for action

Barriers to mitigating emissions from agriculture

On the basis of a literature review, this paper outlines the main mitigation options for agricultural activities and the broader food system on the supply and the demand side. Economic, policy/legal barriers, technical barriers, socio-cultural barriers, institutional barriers as well as biophysical or environmental barriers hinder the implementation of these options. The identified barriers are clustered and recommendations are developed to overcome them. However, suitable approaches for the development of sustainable food systems need to be context-specific and adapted to local circumstances.

Infographic: Barriers and recommendations for reducing GHG emissions in the agricultural sector