Decoding Green Coffee's Carbon Footprint - A Comprehensive Study

Decoding Green Coffee's Carbon Footprint - A Comprehensive Study

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) have partnered to evaluate the environmental impacts of green coffee production. Their review encompasses 234 coffee systems and 34 studies, aiming to standardize Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) for more accurate measurement of carbon footprints. Key factors affecting these footprints include land use changes, nitrogen fertilizer usage, and emissions from coffee residues and wet processing. The study emphasizes the need for absolute transparency in the supply chain and adherence to IPCC guidelines to improve the accuracy and robustness of LCAs. This research is crucial for promoting sustainable practices in coffee cultivation, as it provides a clearer understanding of the environmental challenges and necessary actions for sustainability in the coffee industry.

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