GREENHOUSE GASES AND AMMONIA EMISSION EVALUATION OF CONVENTIONAL AND ORGANIC DAIRY FARMING IN BALTIC REGION

Berzina, L.; Frolova, O.; Grinfelde, I.; Valujeva, K.
Abstract:
Climate change mitigation is a relevant topic in now days. One of the main sources of greenhouse gases (GHG) and air pollutants (including ammonia) emissions that promoting climate change is agriculture sector. Considerable part of GHG and ammonia emissions from agriculture in Baltic region is forming in dairy farms. The aim of the research is to estimate differences between conventional and organic dairy farms in context of GHG and ammonia emissions, taking into account livestock feeding and manure management practices of these two farming systems using Latvia case study. Greenhouse gases and ammonia are emitted by both organic and conventional dairy farming systems. Several studies have already been devoted to evaluation of biological farming as possible measure for emission mitigation. Current research results show different opinions of biological farming as emission reduction measure, but this usually is done from one point of evaluation. The study show analysis of the multiple aspects influencing greenhouse gases and air pollutants emission rates and they total outcome. Biological farming is a promising efficient method to mitigate greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions, even if the profitability of this needs to be carefully studied. Biological farming practices usually show higher emissions per production outcome, for example kilogram of milk produced, however the total amount of emissions is significantly lower in case of biological farming, also several environmental co benefits should be noted.
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Year:
2017
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
greenhouse gas; ammonia; emissions; agriculture
Volume:
17
SGEM Book title:
17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017
Book number:
41
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
Pages:
449-458
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
29 June - 5 July, 2017
ISBN:
978-619-7408-06-5
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, 29 June - 5 July, 2017
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.057
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