Tool for the evaluation of on-farm GHG emission (GES'TIM) - France
|Source : Institut de l’Elevage - IDF National Committee of France|
The Livestock Institute developed a specific method to assess the impact of climate change, based on the GES'TIM methodological framework. It was applied to a sample of bovine specialised farms in dairy and meat production from the French Breeding Network database. Calculations were made with the objective to establish specific data for each farm.
This work provides references about greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration for farms in the various production systems. The French dairy systems display raw carbon footprints between 1.19 and 1.31 kg CO2eq. per liter of milk produced and a compensation of carbon sequestration ranging from 4 to 31 % (net carbon footprints from 0.84 to 1.15 kg CO2eq.). For more details see the attached paper:
- Armelle Gac
Institut de l’Elevage
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