Outcomes Environmental impacts

Greenhouse gas emissions intensity for eggs


Greenhouse gas emissions, CO2 equivalents (carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) from the production of different crops and livestock and commodities within the farm gate.


Reducing the emissions intensity is a necessary, but not sufficient, solution to reduce GHG emissions. Differences in emission intensities across countries reflect differences in environmental conditions, production systems, and production efficiency. Changes in emission intensity over time help to track improvements in efficiency, adoption of better practices, and other changes in production systems. And it is a sub-indicator of the FAO monitoring progress towards sustainable agriculture (SDG 2.4.1).