The LCA4CSA framework: Using life cycle assessment to strengthen environmental sustainability analysis of climate smart agriculture options at farm and crop system levels



https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2019.02.001
DOI: 
10.1016/j.agsy.2019.02.001
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Type: 
journal article
Journal: 
Agricultural Systems
Number: 
May 2019
Pages: 
155-170
Volume: 
171
Author(s): 
Acosta-Alba I.
Chia E.
Andrieu N.
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This methodological framework is based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and multi-criteria assessment methods. It integrates CSA-related issues through the definition of Principles, Criteria and Indicators, and involves farmers in the assessment of the effects of CSA practices. To reflect the complexity of farming systems, the method proposes a dual level of analysis: the farm and the main cash crop/livestock production system. After creating a typology of the farming systems, the initial situation is compared to the situation after the introduction of a CSA practice. In this case, the practice was the use of compost made from coffee processing residues

Publication year: 
2019
Keywords: 
Environmental sustainability
Farm
Crop system
Mitigation
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