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This indicator measures agricultural methane (CH4) emissions as a percentage of the total. Agricultural methane emissions are methane emissions from animals, animal waste, rice production, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning. The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly important in agricultural economies.(Source: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/reports.aspx?source=2&type=metadata&series=EN.ATM.METH.AG.ZS)