The aim of this research is to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) that compares the production of a representative ancient apple cultivar with Golden Delicious production, in order to evaluate significant differences in the environmental impacts. In particular, the objectives of this research are (I) to qualify and quantify the main environmental aspects of ancient apple varieties in Piedmont in order to establish parameters for the sustainability of that product; (II) to evaluate any significant differences with the environmental impact of the Golden Delicious supply chain and (III) to highlight where such differences are located along the supply chain.

Assessing environmental sustainability of apple ancient varieties in Northern Italy

CERUTTI, ALESSANDRO KIM;DONNO, DARIO;BECCARO, GABRIELE LORIS;BOUNOUS, Giancarlo
2012

Abstract

The aim of this research is to conduct a life cycle assessment (LCA) that compares the production of a representative ancient apple cultivar with Golden Delicious production, in order to evaluate significant differences in the environmental impacts. In particular, the objectives of this research are (I) to qualify and quantify the main environmental aspects of ancient apple varieties in Piedmont in order to establish parameters for the sustainability of that product; (II) to evaluate any significant differences with the environmental impact of the Golden Delicious supply chain and (III) to highlight where such differences are located along the supply chain.
8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector
Saint Malò
1-4 October 2012
Book of abstract of the 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector
INRA / Agrocampus
189
189
9782746657403
Life Cycle Assessment; local production; fruit production systems; fruit cultivars; Sustainable Farming
Alessandro K. Cerutti; Daniela Galizia; Sander Bruun; Dario Donno; Gabriele L. Beccaro; Giancarlo Bounous
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