Linking food security, carbon management and climate risk reduction in Eastern Indonesia

Yulius Suni, Jonatan Lassa

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    Climate change mitigation or carbon mitigation means lowering CO2 emission. A tension between meeting global food demands and lowering CO2 emissions amid demographic change and food price volatility creates significant challenges to the agriculture sector. Sustainable food production thus involves environmental objectives (Wilde, 2013), with climate adaptation becoming necessary if countries are to secure the future sustainability of food security. Food production emits CO2 through the processes such as burning (crop residues and savannah), crop residues/harvest waste, enteric fermentation, manure, rice cultivation, and crop residue decay, and from the deforestation required for new agricultural land (Lassa, Mau, Elcid, & Frans, 2014). Recognition of this reality draws attention to a need to better manage the shared goals of food security, risk management, climate adaptation and carbon mitigation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDisaster Risk Reduction in Indonesia
    Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental, Social and Cultural Aspects
    EditorsDouglas Paton, Saut Sagala
    Place of PublicationIllinois
    PublisherCharles C. Thomas Publisher Ltd
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-398-09228-3
    ISBN (Print)9780398092276
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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