Strategies for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in Mediterranean agriculture

a review

A. Sanz-Cobeña, L. Lassaletta, E. Aguilera, A. del Prado, J. Garnier, G. Billen, A. Iglesias, B. Sánchez, G. Guardia, D. Abalos, D. Plaza-Bonilla, I. Puigdueta, R. Moral, E. Galan, H. Arriaga, P Merino, J. Infante-Amate, A. Meijide, G. Pardo, J. Alvaro-Fuentes & 17 others C. Gilsanz, D. Báez, J Doltra, S. González-Ubierna, M. L. Cayuela, S. Menendez, E. Diaz-Pines, J. Le-Noe, M. Quemada, F. Estellés, S. Calvet, H. van Grinsven, H Westhoek, M J Sanz, B. Sánchez-Jimeno, A. Vallejo, P. Smith

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In this review we aimed to synthetize and analyze the most promising GHGs mitigation strategies for Mediterranean cropping systems. A description of most relevant measures, based on the best crop choice and management by farmers (i.e., agronomical practices), was firstly carried out. Many of these measures can be also efficient in other climatic regions, but here we provide particular results and discussion of their efficiencies for Mediterranean cropping systems. An integrated assessment of management practices on mitigating each component of the global warming potential (N2O and CH4 emissions and C sequestration) of production systems considering potential side-effects of their implementation allowed us to propose the best strategies to abate GHG emissions, while sustaining crop yields and mitigating other sources of environmental pollution (e.g. nitrate leaching and ammonia volatilization).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-24
Number of pages20
JournalAgriculture Ecosystems & Environment
Volume238
Early online date5 Dec 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017

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pollution control
greenhouse gas emissions
cropping systems
cropping practice
greenhouse gas
mitigation
agriculture
climatic region
volatilization
crop yield
production system
carbon sequestration
global warming
management practice
leaching
production technology
ammonia
pollution
adverse effects
nitrates

Keywords

  • cropping systems
  • GHG
  • mitigation
  • Mediterranean climate
  • review

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Strategies for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in Mediterranean agriculture : a review. / Sanz-Cobeña, A.; Lassaletta, L.; Aguilera, E.; del Prado, A.; Garnier, J.; Billen, G.; Iglesias, A.; Sánchez, B.; Guardia, G.; Abalos, D.; Plaza-Bonilla, D. ; Puigdueta, I.; Moral, R.; Galan, E. ; Arriaga, H. ; Merino, P; Infante-Amate, J.; Meijide, A. ; Pardo, G.; Alvaro-Fuentes, J. ; Gilsanz, C.; Báez, D. ; Doltra, J; González-Ubierna, S.; Cayuela, M. L.; Menendez, S. ; Diaz-Pines, E. ; Le-Noe, J. ; Quemada, M. ; Estellés, F. ; Calvet, S. ; van Grinsven, H. ; Westhoek, H; Sanz, M J; Sánchez-Jimeno, B. ; Vallejo, A.; Smith, P.

In: Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, Vol. 238, 01.02.2017, p. 5-24.

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Sanz-Cobeña, A, Lassaletta, L, Aguilera, E, del Prado, A, Garnier, J, Billen, G, Iglesias, A, Sánchez, B, Guardia, G, Abalos, D, Plaza-Bonilla, D, Puigdueta, I, Moral, R, Galan, E, Arriaga, H, Merino, P, Infante-Amate, J, Meijide, A, Pardo, G, Alvaro-Fuentes, J, Gilsanz, C, Báez, D, Doltra, J, González-Ubierna, S, Cayuela, ML, Menendez, S, Diaz-Pines, E, Le-Noe, J, Quemada, M, Estellés, F, Calvet, S, van Grinsven, H, Westhoek, H, Sanz, MJ, Sánchez-Jimeno, B, Vallejo, A & Smith, P 2017, 'Strategies for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in Mediterranean agriculture: a review', Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, vol. 238, pp. 5-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.09.038
Sanz-Cobeña, A. ; Lassaletta, L. ; Aguilera, E. ; del Prado, A. ; Garnier, J. ; Billen, G. ; Iglesias, A. ; Sánchez, B. ; Guardia, G. ; Abalos, D. ; Plaza-Bonilla, D. ; Puigdueta, I. ; Moral, R. ; Galan, E. ; Arriaga, H. ; Merino, P ; Infante-Amate, J. ; Meijide, A. ; Pardo, G. ; Alvaro-Fuentes, J. ; Gilsanz, C. ; Báez, D. ; Doltra, J ; González-Ubierna, S. ; Cayuela, M. L. ; Menendez, S. ; Diaz-Pines, E. ; Le-Noe, J. ; Quemada, M. ; Estellés, F. ; Calvet, S. ; van Grinsven, H. ; Westhoek, H ; Sanz, M J ; Sánchez-Jimeno, B. ; Vallejo, A. ; Smith, P. / Strategies for greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in Mediterranean agriculture : a review. In: Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017 ; Vol. 238. pp. 5-24.
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