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Identifying eco-efficient year-round crop combinations for rooftop greenhouse agriculture

Author
Rufí-Salís, M.; Petit-Boix, A.; Villalba, G.; Ercilla-Montserrat, M.; Sanjuan-Delmás, D.; Parada, F.; Arcas, V.; Muñoz-Liesa, J.; Gabarrell, X.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
International journal of life cycle assessment
Date of publication
2020-03
Volume
25
Number
3
First page
564
Last page
576
DOI
10.1007/s11367-019-01724-5
Project funding
FertileCity II
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/182759 Open in new window
URL
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11367-019-01724-5 Open in new window
Abstract
Purpose: Rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) are agricultural systems that can improve the food supply chain by producing vegetables in unused urban spaces. However, to date, environmental assessments of RTGs have only focused on specific crops, without considering the impacts resulting from seasonality, combinations of crops and nonoperational time. We analyze vegetable production in an RTG over 4 years to determine the crop combinations that minimize yearly environmental impacts while diversifying food...
Citation
Rufí-Salís, M. [et al.]. Identifying eco-efficient year-round crop combinations for rooftop greenhouse agriculture. "International journal of life cycle assessment", Març 2020, vol. 25, núm. 3, p. 564-576.
Keywords
Crop combinations, Eco-efficiency, Industrial ecology, Life cycle assessment, Rooftop greenhouses, Sustainability, Urban agriculture, Urban metabolism

Participants

  • Rufí-Salís, Martí  (author)
  • Petit Boix, Anna  (author)
  • Villalba Mendez, Gara  (author)
  • Ercilla-Montserrat, Mireia  (author)
  • Sanjuan Delmás, David  (author)
  • Parada, Felipe  (author)
  • Arcas, Verónica  (author)
  • Muñoz Liesa, Joan  (author)
  • Gabarrell Durany, Xavier  (author)

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