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Agricultural Waste Management for Climate Change Mitigation: Some Implications to Egypt

  • Heba ElbasiounyEmail author
  • Bodor A. Elbanna
  • Esraa Al-Najoli
  • Amal Alsherief
  • Shimaa Negm
  • Esraa Abou El-Nour
  • Aya Nofal
  • Sara Sharabash
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Abstract

Human activity is increasing the concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). As a result, pollution and a significant warming of the earth’s surface are happening and thus expected climate changes and its adverse impacts on the environment. Due to increasing population growth during the few last decades, agriculture wastes were increasingly generated day by day. Most of these wastes are misused either by burning or disposing with unsuitable methods. This not only consumes potential valuable resources but also increases the GHGs emission in the earth’s atmosphere. Therefore, utilizing and managing these wastes with eco-friendly and sustainable manner will lead to mitigate the emission of GHGs and climate change impacts. There are traditional and modern methods for utilizing agricultural wastes for these purposes. These methods utilize agricultural wastes in animal feeding, composting, bioenergy resources, bioplastic and building material base. Therefore, exploring new and alternative methods for utilizing these potentially valuable resources and changing people behavior toward this is very necessary.

Keywords

Agriculture waste Climate change Mitigation Greenhouse emissions Environment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heba Elbasiouny
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bodor A. Elbanna
    • 1
  • Esraa Al-Najoli
    • 1
  • Amal Alsherief
    • 1
  • Shimaa Negm
    • 1
  • Esraa Abou El-Nour
    • 1
  • Aya Nofal
    • 1
  • Sara Sharabash
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Home Economics FacultyAl-Azhar UniversityTantaEgypt

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