EDGAR-FOOD: A global emission inventory of GHGs and air pollutants from the food systems

European Commission| Source | DataGuide |

The global food system encompasses various economic sectors and significantly contributes to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) and air pollutant emissions. Understanding its intricate components is crucial for devising effective mitigation strategies. Food production involves farming, harvesting, transportation, processing, packaging, distribution, cooking, and waste disposal, all of which require energy. EDGAR-FOOD, a database, has been developed to enhance comprehension of the energy demand, agriculture, and land use change emissions associated with food production, distribution, consumption, and disposal worldwide. It integrates data from the FAOSTAT database on GHG emissions related to agriculture. EDGAR-FOOD offers a comprehensive overview of the entire food chain for all countries from 1990 to 2015, providing valuable insights for policymakers and researchers aiming to address emissions from the food system.