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Towards more ecoefficient food production: MFA approach

Risku-Norja, H.; Mäenpää, I.; Koikkalainen, K.; Rikkonen, P. and Vanhala, P. (2004) Towards more ecoefficient food production: MFA approach. In: (Pre)Proceedings of the 6th European IFSA symposium, pp. 805-814.

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The food flux comprises four mutually linked loops: 1)plant production, 2)livestock husbandry, 3) food processing industry and 4) human consumption. In the present paper MFA approach has been used to describe the system. A general framework and practical solutions for estimating and balancing the materials flow are outlined. The focus in this paper is agriculture.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:agriculture, ecoefficiency, food flux, material flow accounting (MFA)
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland > Other organizations
Finland > MTT Agrifood Research
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:14717
Deposited On:26 Sep 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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