AGRIBALYSE®, the French LCI Database for agricultural products: high quality data for producers and environmental labelling

Vincent Colomb, Samy Ait Amar, Claudine Basset Mens, Armelle Gac, Gérard Gaillard, Peter Koch, Jerome Mousset, Thibault Salou, Aurélie Tailleur, Hays M.G. van der Werf
2014 Oilseeds and fats, crops and lipids  
AGRIBALYSE is a French research program dedicated to producing Life Cycle Inventories (LCI) of agricultural products, based on a strong partnership of 14 research and technical institutes. It provides a homogenous and consensual LCI database to support environmental labelling policies and to help the agricultural sector to improve its practices. The public LCI database of more than 100 products and its detailed methodology report were published in 2014. The database mainly contains LCIs for
more » ... ntains LCIs for average French products, the functional unit is the product mass (kg) and the perimeter cradle-to-farm-gate. The datasets go along with a detailed methodology report (Koch and Salou 2014) and a project report (Colomb et al. 2014) . Several key objectives for a follow-up project have already been identified: better estimate of uncertainties, accounting for soil carbon dynamics, impacts on biodiversity and impacts of water consumption. Enlargement of the database with additional products and products from innovative systems is also demanded, as well as stronger connections with international programs. These issues should be addressed in a future AGRIBALYSE 2 program.
doi:10.1051/ocl/20140047 fatcat:qxicgzlgrvduzfu3a46skqu2my