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Water footprint of Mediterranean fruit production
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Horticulture
Information
Abstract
The aim of this work is to evaluate the virtual water content of fruit crops in Spain. Eight different fruits were selected because their relative importance in production and export. The water footprint of the studied fruits is very important compared against the daily value of Spanish economy, as many agricultural products. In these irrigated crops the blue water component is very important. The crop growth cycle is along summer time when in the Mediterranean climate rainfall is scarce and climate moisture deficit is high. The other important component of the water footprint is the grey one due to the relative high value of water needed to dilute the N-nitrate leached from the crops.
International
Si
Congress
LCA Food 2010. VII International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-food Sector.
960
Place
Bari (Italia)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-88-88793-29-0
Start Date
22/09/2010
End Date
24/09/2010
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Abstracts of LCA Food 2010. VII International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-food Sector.
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Soler Rovira (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Arroyo Sanz (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Sistemas de producción y protección vegetal sostenibles
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM)
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