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Life cycle analysis and the carbon footprint of coffee value chains

Code: 9781838793890
Louis Bockel and Laure-Sophie Schiettecatte, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Italy

Chapter synopsis: This chapter presents concepts and tools around the life cycle assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint (CFP) with their applications to the coffee value chain. Coffee is characterised by a particularly complex value chain with multiple actors involved along every step, from production to consumers. This chapter explains the concepts of life cycle analysis and the coffee value chain, and describes in detail how carbon footprint performances can be used to upgrade coffee value chains. The chapter includes a case study on use of the EX-ACT value chain tool in Haiti.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0022.20
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Life cycle analysis 3 Valuing coffee quality and sustainability 4 Coffee value chain carbon footprint performance 5 Using carbon footprint performances to upgrade coffee value chains 6 Case study: green coffee in Haiti 7 Carbon footprint and green labelling 8 Conclusion 9 Where to look for further information 10 References
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