Leszek Sieczko

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The emission, absorption and retention of greenhouse gases (GHG) in Polish agriculture

Emil Nalborczyk, Stefan Pietkiewicz, Tadeusz Łoboda, Leszek Sieczko

Geographia Polonica (1999) vol. 72, iss. 2, pp. 89-98 | Full text

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Abstract:

Principal findings concerning the balance of GHG emissions, absorption and retention in Polish agriculture are discussed in relation to the anticipated enhancement of the greenhouse effect. Balances for GHGs on Polish farms oriented towards crop and animal production are presented, along with strategies for the reduction of GHG emissions in Polish agriculture based firstly on better organization of agricultural production, e.g. increased effec-tiveness of milk production, better use of agricultural land, the introduction of biological progress into plant and animal production and the introduction of a new generation of agri-cultural machines. Strategies are also based on the introduction of plants for the production of renewable energy sources and other industrial uses.

Keywords: greenhouse effect, agriculture, GHG, emission, absorption, retention, farms, Poland, mitigation

Emil Nalborczyk, Plant Physiology Department, Warsaw Agricultural University, Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
Stefan Pietkiewicz, Plant Physiology Department, Warsaw Agricultural University, Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
Tadeusz Łoboda, Plant Physiology Department, Warsaw Agricultural University, Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
Leszek Sieczko, Department of Statistics and Experimental Design, Warsaw Agricultural University, Rakowiecka 26/30, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland