Cutting cotton carbon emissions

WWF-India used the Cool Farm Tool to calculate GHG emissions from selected farm plots under traditional cultivation and Better Management Practices (BMP) cotton production systems. The results showed that traditional cultivation uses almost twice as much fertiliser as BMPs, and more than the recommended dosage. This results in almost double the emissions, but does not increase the yield. WWF-India is now working with farmers in Warangal district to promote BMPs in cotton so as to reduce the environmental impact of the cotton it produces.