Haas, G.; Wetterich, F. and Geier, U. (2000) Framework in agriculture on the farm level. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 5 (6), pp. 345-348.
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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a method that can be used to assess the environmental impact of agriculture, but impact categories and the functional unit of classical LCA’s must be adapted to the specific agricultural production process. Serving as an example, the framework of a LCA of 18 grassland dairy farms covering three farming intensity levels and carried out in the Allgäu region in southern Germany is presented. By focussing on the chosen impact categories and the respective, suitable functional units, the specific needs and backgrounds of conducting an agricultural LCA are discussed in general.
|EPrint Type:||Journal paper|
|Keywords:||agriculture; eco-balance; farm level; functional unit; impact category; Life Cycle Assessment; methodology|
|Subjects:|| Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation|
Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Specific methods
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
|Research affiliation:||Germany > University of Bonn > Institute of Organic Agriculture|
|Related Links:||http://www.scientificjournals.com/sj/lca/startseite, http://www.agrarhaas.de/4.html|
|Deposited By:||Haas, Dr. Guido|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2008|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:37|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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