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Op-Ed: Trees in pastures can draw down carbon

FCRN member Eric Toensmeier, of Yale University, has written an op-ed for the Washington Post in which he discusses the potential of silvopasture - including trees on grazing land - to reduce agricultural emissions. Trees increase production by providing shade to livestock, according to the op-ed.

View the full piece here. You may also be interested in Eric Toensmeier’s work on Project Drawndown, a ranking of climate change solutions by potential impact. See also the Foodsource resource What are the environmental issues associated with milk and dairy? For a review of the evidence on soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems, see the FCRN report Grazed and Confused.

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