How Is KR 3.2 Tracking?
Our Fertilizers KR calls for limiting the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, the source of more than 1.5 gigatons of CO2e emissions.
Globally, the biggest over-users of fertilizers are Asia and North America. African farmers use the least amount per hectare.
With new delivery methods and precision techniques for fertilizer timing and placement, farmers can cut emissions of planet-punishing nitrous oxide with no harm to yields.
In addition, we must invent ways to produce fertilizers without using fossil fuels. Together, these actions could cut carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions in half.
Data for KR 3.2 is sourced from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which updates its data on nitrogen fertilizer usage annually.