After IPCC 2006 Volume 4 Chapter 1. Carbon – a GROWING issue. There is as yet no agreed way to calculate the carbon foot print of a farm …..so how can sensible policy be formulated ?.
Carbon – a GROWINGissue
There is as yet no agreed way to calculate the carbon foot print of a farm …..so how can sensible policy be formulated ?
Currently the emissions are calculated by identifying emission sources and multiplying by national emission factors
Can the farmer be credited for the carbon captured in the growing crop ?
But what should be included ?
Should the farmer get credit for the carbon embedded in the products which leave the farm e.g meat, milk, grain, vegetables etc.
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Jan Dick, Pete Smith, Ron Smith, Alan Lilly, Andrew Moxey, Jim Booth, Colin Campbell, Drew Coulter