Accounting emergy flows to determine the best production model of a coffee plantation

@inproceedings{Giannetti2011AccountingEF,
  title={Accounting emergy flows to determine the best production model of a coffee plantation},
  author={Biagio Fernando Giannetti and Yasutsugu Ogura and Silvia H. Bonilla and C.M.V.B. Almeida},
  year={2011}
}
Cerrado, a savannah region, is Brazil's second largest ecosystem after the Amazon rainforest and is also threatened with imminent destruction. In the present study emergy synthesis was applied to assess the environmental performance of a coffee farm located in Coromandel, Minas Gerais, in the Brazilian Cerrado. The effects of land use on sustainability were evaluated by comparing the emergy indices along ten years in order to assess the energy flows driving the production process, and to… CONTINUE READING

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