The NZAGRC is committed to providing information regarding agricultural greenhouse gases research and overview information.

Below are a list of publications and reports from a variety of sources that may be useful if you're interested in agricultural greenhouse gases. They range from information for those who have a general interest in greenhouse gas mitigation options and technologies through to very specific science papers on the various gases, technologies and mitigation solutions.

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Sensitivity of the carbon footprint of New Zealand milk to greenhouse gas metrics

Reisinger, A., Ledgard, S.F., Falconer, S.J. 2017. Sensitivity of the carbon footprint of New Zealand milk to greenhouse gas
metrics. Ecological Indicators 81, 74–82.


  • The carbon footprint of milk depends on the choice of GHG metric.
  • GHG metrics that emphasise long-lived gases tend to favour low-input systems.
  • Differences in footprint among farms are greater if long-lived gases are emphasised.
  • Ranking is robust for most farms but differences are significant in some instances.
  • Transparency in the choice of GHG metrics would support more robust policy outcomes.

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