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Agriculture: Ammonia

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN 102536, tabled on 12 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the reduction in ammonia emissions in kilotonnes expected to be achieved in each of the calendar years (a) 2019,(b) 2020 and (c) 2021 following the publication in 2018 of a Code of Good Agricultural Practice (COGAP) for reducing ammonia emissions and the steps being taken by the farming industry.

Answered on

20 January 2022

Statistics on national emissions of key air pollutants are published annually on gov.uk. Ammonia emission figures for 2019 and projections of emissions for 2020 and 2021 have been published in the informative inventory report and data for 2020 is due for publication in February 2022.

The Code of Good Agricultural Practice published in 2018 recommends a number of actions that farmers can take to reduce ammonia emissions. It is not possible to assess the specific contribution of this publication to reported emissions reductions.