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Training session – Footprinting in the Animal Production Sector

On 14 May 2019 we organise a training ‘Footprinting in the animal production sector. This training is a perfect start to gain a better understanding of carbon and environmental footprinting in this […]

LCA Feed Databases: what are the differences?

We develop several LCA databases of feed ingredients. On regular basis we receive questions from companies, branch organisations and other organisations about the differences between these databases.

Update Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool

The Direct Land Use Change Assessment Tool is regularly updated as new data become available. Version 2018 is now available and contains FAO statistics up to 2016. Many of the background data […]

Behind the scenes – Integration of US crops from LCA commons into Agri-footprint

In this article we share some of our insights on the integration of US crops from LCA commons into Agri-footprint, the LCA Food Database.  

Agri-footprint 4.0 available for openLCA

Earlier this year we released Agri-footprint 4.0. This update includes USDA LCA Commons crop production data and some bug fixes. The latest version of Agri-footprint is now also available for the openLCA software. […]
Agri-footprint in SimaPro and openLCA

Behind the scenes – Improve agricultural data quality: multi cropping in Agri-footprint

Recently, Hans Blonk visited Brazil for a Global Feed LCA Institute(GFLI) stakeholder meeting. Improving the data on multi cropping will be one of the main topics of the upcoming GFLI data project in Brazil. […]
Wheat Agri-footprint

Behind the scenes – Seed application and seed production in Agri-footprint

We believe that transparency is essential in the development of sustainable agri-food chains, which is why we are more than happy to give you an impression of how we work ‘behind the […]
Agri-footprint 4.0

Release Agri-footprint 4.0

The Agri-footprint LCA database for agri-food processes and products is under continuous development. Since its release in 2014 the database has been expanded by adding high quality data, making Agri-footprint an increasingly valuable source […]

Survey – Help us build the perfect database for you!

We’re always looking for ways to improve our Agri-footprint LCA database. Please take out a moment to complete our survey  to help us build the perfect database for you!

LCA database Animal Feed production

A harmonised calculation method is essential for determining the environmental impact of animal products such as meat, milk and eggs in a fair and correct manner. To this end the global feed […]

Deforestation and calculation of greenhouse gas emissions

Deforestation is an important global problem: it has severe negative impacts on the planet and contributes to climate change. Deforestation is a form of land use change. A well-known example of deforestation […]
Crop Mix Tool

Behind the scenes – development Crop Mix Tool

We believe that transparency is essential in the development of sustainable agri-food chains, which is why we are more than happy to give you an impression of how we work ‘behind the […]

Free webinars – Introduction Agri-footprint 3.0

We would like to inform you personally about the latest developments and will be holding several free webinars in September. During these webinars you will not only learn more about Agri-footprint 3.0, […]
Agri-footprint in SimaPro and openLCA

Agri-footprint 3.0 soon available in openLCA and SimaPro

Recently, Agri-footprint has been updated extensively and Agri-footprint 3.0 will soon be released in LCA software SimaPro and openLCA.  This means more information and input for agricultural Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs). Herewith, […]
LCA report

Why is assessing the impact of agricultural products rather complex?

The first step in making the agri-food sector more sustainable is a clear and comprehensive assessment of the impact. Accurate and clear information provides the essential basis for this. However, quantifying the […]

New: Webinar Series – Life Cycle Assessment in Agricultural- & Food products

Update your knowledge easily and fast with our webinar series! Readily from your computer or tablet at home or from your office. No travel time, opportunity to revisit the webinars and have […]