Fields on fire: making farming more sustainable in India – in pictures

The northern Indian state of Punjab feeds 500 million people each year with rice and wheat, but traditional farming methods that clear fields by burning plant residue release carbon dioxide and other gases. If global agriculture is to reduce its contribution of up to 30% of global greenhouse gas emissions, farming needs to be made more sustainable. But how? This gallery from agriculture research group CGIAR explores the alternatives.

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