The question of ‘Who will use the vegetable carbon tool?’ will only be properly answered after a better understanding of all the discussion papers from this series is also available. This is because there are many “levels” at which a carbon footprint can be measured. Although the reasons for reporting, accounting or reducing GHG emissions [...]Read More
Research and reports
Preliminary estimation of the carbon footprint of the Australian vegetable industry
This report has undertaken a preliminary carbon footprint analysis for the Australian vegetable industry based on readily available data. It discusses the data needs for developing a carbon footprint analysis and discusses the current availability of suitable data. It has been written as part of a series of six discussion papers for a workshop that [...]Read More
What carbon footprinting tools are currently available?
This paper reviews four models which might be adapted for greenhouse gas accounting within the vegetable industry, namely: the Grains Greenhouse Calculator (DPI Victoria), CarboNZero (New Zealand Crown Research Institute), FullCAM (Australian Department of Environment and Heritage) and APSIM (Agricultural Production Systems Research Unit). The selection of these tools was based on the scope and scale of emission accounting; [...]Read More