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Submitted by Bharpoor Singh Sekhon on

Agriculture cannot be bypassed in any measure aimed at addressing climate change. Soils hold a great potential in storing carbon and thus mitigating climate change. Let the farmers be paid for the ecosystem services. Such incentives will make farmers aware about carbon farming and will enhance agricultural sustainability. For instance, farmers in Punjab state of India, one of the most advanced agricultural regions, can be incentivized for minimizing water use, fertilizer use and for raising soil organic carbon level. In other words, the farmers can be rewarded on the basis of carbon footprint of their farming practices. Such measures can go a long way in activizing agriculture in the climate change scenario.

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