COMPARISON OF METHODOLOGIES WITH CALCULATION OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN LIVESTOCK FARMS
- 1. Selçuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, 42021, Türkiye
- 2. Selçuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, 42021, Türkiye
Abstract: The concept of carbon footprint emerged to investigate the share of intensive livestock farming in global warming and to clearly determine production-consumption outcomes. It is estimated that 15% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from animal farming. It is known that a significant portion of these emissions originate from enteric fermentation and manure management systems. This study was carried out to evaluate and compare the methodologies used in calculate the carbon footprint resulting from animal breeding, which has become very important in recent years. In the study, the methodologies (TIER 1, TIER 2, TIER 3) used in calculating the carbon footprint by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were examined. It can be said that a significant part of the carbon footprint of animal products originates from feed production.