Worldwide sustainability hotspots in potato cultivation. 2 . Areas with improvement opportunities

Show simple item record Van Evert, F.K. De Ruijter, F.J. Conijn, J.G. Rutgers, B. Haverkort, A.J. (Anton) 2015-11-18T05:15:29Z 2015-11-18T05:15:29Z 2013-12
dc.description.abstract Agriculture has a large impact on the environment and retailers increasingly stimulate their suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural production. The environmental impact resulting from producing a commodity can be measured with a life cycle analysis (LCA) but performing an LCA is costly and time-consuming. In the first paper of this series a practical and general method to identify hotspot areas in crop production on a global scale was developed. The method was implemented for potatoes. The objective of the work reported here was to evaluate the tool and to identify improvement opportunities for each of seven indicators: yield, erosion risk, nitrogen surplus, depletion of water reserves, biocide use, carbon footprint, and impact on biodiversity. The tool produces realistic outputs that can be used to target improve-ment efforts and thus improves the use efficiency of limited resources. The tool can be expanded to produce similar results for other crops; methods to improve the resolution of the tool are discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs within the framework of the “Kennisbasis I: Global Food Security: Scarcity and Transition” and “Kennisbasis V: Value Chains” strategic research programs. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Van Evert, FK, De Ruijter, FJ, Conijn, JG, Rutgers, B & Haverkort, AJ 2013, 'Worldwide sustainability hotspots in potato cultivation. 2. areas with improvement opportunities', Potato Research, vol. 56, no. 4, 355-368. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0014-3065 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1871-4528 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s11540-013-9248-7
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © European Association for Potato Research 2014. The original publication is available at : http://link.springer.comjournal/11540. en_ZA
dc.subject Biocide use en_ZA
dc.subject Carbon footprint en_ZA
dc.subject Depletion of water reserves en_ZA
dc.subject Erosion risk en_ZA
dc.subject Impact on biodiversity en_ZA
dc.subject Indicator threshold en_ZA
dc.subject Indicators en_ZA
dc.subject Land use efficiency en_ZA
dc.subject Nitrogen surplus en_ZA
dc.subject Sustainability en_ZA
dc.subject Yield en_ZA
dc.title Worldwide sustainability hotspots in potato cultivation. 2 . Areas with improvement opportunities en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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