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WE-103: Greening agri-food value chains in emerging economies
Wednesday, 06/Sep/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Matthias Stucki, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Session Chair: Anél Blignaut, South African Fruit and Wine Industry Initiative Confronting Climate Change (CCC), South Africa
Location: Salle D
European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle D"

Session Abstract

Emerging economies such as Brazil, India, China and South Africa play an increasingly important role for global food security since they are among the world’s largest producers of staple crops. Recently, their economies have experienced rapid growth and increased integration into the global economy (Fan & Brzeska, 2010). Sustainable development in agricultural and food value chains of emerging economies is thus of high relevance for an enhanced global food security. While the reduction of environmental impacts of food value chains has been widely studied in industrialized countries, mitigation options for agri-food value chains in emerging economies are a new field with substantial sustainability potential. Many emerging economies rely heavily on fossil fuels, lag behind on food governance systems and are characterized by climate conditions which often require energy intensive irrigated cultivation and refrigerated storage (Asif & Muneer, 2007; Carbon Trust, 2015; Douben & Ratnayake, 2006; IFPRI, 2015). For greening agri-food value chains in emerging economies, these specific conditions need to be taken into consideration. Thereby, the development and implementation of sustainable technologies and production methods along the entire agri-food value chain is a crucial step towards a global sustainable food system. Successful projects and options for emerging economies should be discussed in this session.

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10:30am - 10:45am

Right Product or Technology for Sustainable Agri-Food Value Chains? Lessons Learned from Rice, Sugarcane and Oil Palm Cultivation in Thailand

Trakarn Prapaspongsa1, Shabbir H. Gheewala2,3

1Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand; 2The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand; 3Centre of Excellence on Energy Technology and Environment, PERDO, Bangkok, Thailand

10:45am - 11:00am

Assessment of Cleantech Options to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of South African Dairy and Maize farming

Regula Lisa Keller1, Lea Eymann1, Sarah Wettstein1, Harro von Blottnitz2, Deborah Scharfy1, Matthias Stucki1

1Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW, Switzerland; 2University of Capetown, ZA-7701 Rondebosch

Keller-Assessment of Cleantech Options to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of South African Dairy and Maize_POSTER.pdf

11:00am - 11:15am

The Water Footprint of South African meat production – A Case Study of the Commercial Pork Value Chain

Valentina Russo, Masoi Johannes Mhlophe, Molefi Daniel Thekiso, Harro von Blottnitz

University of Cape Town, South Africa

11:15am - 11:30am

Carbon and water footprint of hydrous ethanol from Brazilian sugarcane produced by Odebrecht Agroindustrial

Carlos Sodré1, Mônica Alcântara1, Matheus Fernandes2, Beatriz Cristina Koszka Kiss2

1Odebrecht Agroindustrial; 2Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP)

11:30am - 11:45am

How to embed land use change / deforestation-related emissions from corporate supply chains into corporate footprints and corporate GHG targets in an accurate and credible manner

Michele Zollinger, Jon Dettling, Vincent Rossi, Sebastien Humbert, Jean-Baptiste Bayart



Sustainable Management Program: generating value in sustainability for small and medium-sized farmers in Brazil

Sara Juarez Sales, Camila Daniele Honório Marques, Tiago Egydio Barreto, Bruno Comelatto Frizzarin, Taisa Cecilia de Lima Caires

Espaco ECO Foundation, Brazil

Sales-Sustainable Management Program-230_POSTER.pdf


Making the transition to sustainable practices through life cycle management: the case of oil palm fertilization in Indonesia

Kiyotada Hayashi1, Naoki Makino2, Vita Dhian Lelyana3, Koichi Shobatake2, Erwinsyah -3

1National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Japan; 2TCO2 Co., Ltd.; 3Indonesian Oil Palm Research Institute

Hayashi-Making the transition to sustainable practices through life cycle management-243_POSTER.pdf


Greening of agri-food value chains with insect composting of biowastes in emerging economies

Sergiy Smetana1, Moritz Gold2,3, Giancarlo Raschio4, Alexander Mathys2

1German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL-e.V.), QuakenbrückGermany; 2Sustainable Food Processing Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Sciences and Technology (Eawag), Dübendorf, Switzerland; 4Ecosystem Services LLC, Lima, Peru


Brazilian Sustainable Farm Award: evaluation and value chain engagement

Marcela P. Costa1, Renato B. Arcas1, Sueli O. Oliveira1, Thais Fontes2, Aline Aguiar2, Fabio L. Guido3, Viviane Taguchi4

1Fundação Espaço ECO/ BASF S.A, Brazil; 2Rabobank, Brazil; 3WWF, Brazil; 4Globo Rural - Ed.Globo, Brazil

Costa-Brazilian Sustainable Farm Award-292_POSTER.pdf


Life cycle assessment of animal protein produced in Brazil: impact of the carbon footprint in the value chain

Alexandre Yorikuni Kavati1, Claudia Veiga Jardim1, Beatriz Cristina Koszka Kiss2, Matheus Fernandes2

1JBS S.A.; 2Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP)

Kavati-Life cycle assessment of animal protein produced in Brazil-470_POSTER.pdf


Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Vegetable Cultivation Utilizing Food Waste Compost: A Case Study of Suburban Farming

Naoki Yoshikawa, Tomoya Matsuda, Koji Amano

Ritsumeikan University, Japan


Certified sustainable palm oil – what are the benefits? Is it a way forward for greening agri-food value chains in emerging economies?

Jannick Schmidt, Michele De Rosa

2.-0 LCA consultants, Denmark


Alternatives to reduce environmental impacts in the Brazilian melon production

Tayane de Lima Santos1, Ana Barbara Araujo Nunes2, Viviane da Silva Barros3, Vanderlise Giongo4, Maria Cléa Brito Figueirêdo5

1Federal University of Ceará, Brazil; 2Federal University of Ceará, Brazil; 3Embrapa Tropical Agroindustry, Brazil; 4Embrapa Semiarid, Brazil; 5Embrapa Tropical Agroindustry, Brazil


Sustainability of Agri-Food Products: Case Studies of Oil Palm, Cassava, Sugarcane, and Maize Value Chains in Thailand

Papitchaya Utanun, Saowalak Olarnrithinun, Thumrongrut Mungcharoen

National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

Utanun-Sustainability of Agri-Food Products-556_POSTER.pdf


LCA of the packaging used in lychee production in Sul de Minas, Brazil

Andrea Franco Pereira1, Alfredo Jefferson de Oliveira2

1Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; 2Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Franco Pereira-LCA of the packaging used in lychee production in Sul de Minas, Brazil-311_POSTER.pdf

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