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Agribusiness

Capturing the potential for greenhouse gas offsets in Indian agriculture

Project Code: ADP/2010/008
Program: Agribusiness
Budget:
A$988,161
Research Program Manager: Mr Howard Hall
Project Leader: Scott Davenport - Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services
Duration:
JUN 2012
JUL 2015
Project Status: Concluded
Key partners
Infrastructure Development Finance Company Foundation
International Food Policy Research Institute
Monash University
National Council of Applied Economic Research
DOCUMENTS

Overview

Both India and Australia sought to substantially reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2020. Early exploitation of the most cost-effective GHG abatement options has thus been desirable within Indian agriculture. This project studied how national policy settings in India and Australia could influence agricultural emissions, and also determine international GHG policy settings and the benefits that agricultural offsets could provide to energy and industry sectors. Researchers assessed the scope for cost-effective emission abatement within India's agricultural sector and implications of an agricultural offsets policy, and explored how to adopt abatement practices into agriculture.