chapter  4
Units and parameters of analysis
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Corporation (Embrapa) considering the following elements:

● Methane emissions from enteric fermentation and manure of livestock management (Lima, Pessoa, et al. 2010)

● Methane emissions from rice cultivation (Lima, Ligo, Pessoa, Luiz, et al. 2010)

● GHG emissions from the burning of agricultural waste (Lima, Ligo, Pessoa, Neves, et al. 2010)

● Nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural soils and manure (Alves 2010)

It is important to emphasize that these reports calculate GHG emissions by Brazilian regions and states in 2006, except for the emission of nitrous oxide N2Oð Þ from agricultural soils and manure management. This latest report only gives N2Oð Þ emissions from 1990 to 2006 in Brazil. Therefore, considering the rate of growth of these emissions in the last 10 years in Brazil and, records by Brazilian states in 1995, values of N2Oð Þ for 2006 were estimated. With each GHG emissions were also calculated tons of equivalent CO2 based on metric of Global Temperature Potential (GTP).