A comparative analysis of relevant crop carbon footprint calculators, with reference to cotton production in Australia
Visser, Francois, Dargusch, Paul, Smith, Carl, & Grace, Peter R. (2014) A comparative analysis of relevant crop carbon footprint calculators, with reference to cotton production in Australia. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, 38(8), pp. 962-992.
An increasing concern over the sustainability credentials of food and fiber crops require that farmers and their supply chain partners have access to appropriate and industry-friendly tools to be able to measure and improve the outcomes. This article focuses on one of the sustainability indicators, namely, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and nine internationally accredited carbon footprint calculators were identified and compared on an outcomes basis against the same cropping data from a case study cotton farm. The purpose of this article is to identify the most “appropriate” methodology to be applied by cotton suppliers in this regard. From the analysis of the results, we subsequently propose a new integrated model as the basis for an internationally accredited carbon footprint tool for cotton and show how the model can be applied to evaluate the emission outcomes of different farming practices.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Carbon Footprint Calculators, Agriculture GHG Emissions, Carbon Sequestration, Crop Carbon Footprints|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2014 23:29|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2014 23:29|
Repository Staff Only: item control page