How to assess the environmental impacts of an agri-chain?

Bessou Cécile. 2017. How to assess the environmental impacts of an agri-chain?. In : Sustainable development and tropical agri-chains. Biénabe Estelle (ed.), Rival Alain (ed.), Loeillet Denis (ed.). Dordrecht : Springer, pp. 237-255. ISBN 978-94-024-1015-0

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Abstract : Environmental impacts are based on various cause-and-effect mechanisms that link activities to emissions into the atmosphere and, subsequently, to quantitative or qualitative changes in the state of ecosystems and available resources. Assessing these impacts for an agri-chain becomes especially complex since it requires the integration at multiple levels of numerous processes contributing to several impact mechanisms. Fixing assessment objectives in advance is therefore essential in order to optimize the implementation of assessment methods and tools. Co-construction and collaboration with the agri-chain's actors are also needed to increase knowledge on understanding and modelling impact mechanisms, their integration at different scales, and for a comprehensive assessment of sustainability in order to improve assessment methods and tools. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Méthodologie, Évaluation de l'impact, Impact sur l'environnement, Secteur agricole, Agriculture durable, Développement durable, Analyse de système, Durabilité, Analyse du cycle de vie, Analyse économique, Étude de cas, Pesticide, Riz irrigué, Oryza sativa, Système de culture, Production laitière, Bovin laitier, Projet de recherche, Recyclage des déchets, Gestion des déchets

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Antilles françaises, Réunion, Thaïlande, Costa Rica, Brésil

Mots-clés complémentaires : Filière, Filière agro-alimentaire, Développement territorial

Classification Agris : E14 - Development economics and policies
U30 - Research methods
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources
L01 - Animal husbandry
A01 - Agriculture - General aspects
H01 - Protection of plants - General aspects
F08 - Cropping patterns and systems
Q70 - Processing of agricultural wastes

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2014-2018) - Alimentation durable

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