From the Field: Eliminating the Practice of Crop Burning |


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In Madagascar, many farmers continue to burn their fields in order to prepare for the upcoming harvest.

In Madagascar, many farmers continue to burn their fields in order to prepare for the upcoming harvest. By UN Environment / Lisa Murray

This practice produces highly toxic black carbon and according to the United Nations Environment Program (United Nations Environment Program), and lead to land degradation.

Black carbon is extremely dangerous to human and planet health; It is responsible for millions of premature deaths each year, and its impact on global warming is 460 to 1,500 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, the main driver of climate change.

Read more Here On UN-related initiatives to spark a commitment among farmers to end burning of fields, using a combination of education, technology and assistance.


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