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HARMONISATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT FOR AGRICULTURE

Objective



The proposal aims at a harmonisation of a data and methods to assess globally and systemically the impact of changes in agriculture on the environment. Wheat is foreseen as a common reference product. On the basis of this case study, a comparison of methods is performed. The case study is performed in 2 steps:

- goal definition and an inventory of all pollutants over the whole chain of production;
- analyze and compare the compartmental and overall environmental impacts of different scenarios by way of multi-criteria impact assessment methods.

An example database will have been put together with a first proposal of methods harmonisation for Life cycle assessment in agriculture. The results will be discussed in a wider circle of researchers and industrialists, including representatives of the food, machinery and chemical industries together with agriculturalists and consumers.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Wrest Park, Silsoe
MK454HS Silsoe,bedford
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

CML LEIDEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address

Leiden
Centre for Impact Assessment
Italy
Address

Bosin Maas
ECOBILAN
France
Address

Paris
I KRUGER AS DEPT. OF CLEANER TECHNOLOGY
Denmark
Address

Soeborg
SWISS FEDERAL INST. OF TECHNOLOGY
Switzerland
Address

Lausanne
SWISS RESEARCH INST. FOR AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND ENGINEERING
Switzerland
Address

Tanikon