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Accounting for the impact of agricultural land use practices on soil organic carbon stock and yield under the area of protection natural resources - Illustrated for Flanders. / Boone, Lieselot; Alvarenga, Rodrigo A.F.; Van linden, Veerle; Roldán-Ruiz, Isabel; Vandecasteele, Bart; De Meester, Steven; Muylle, Hilde; Dewulf, Jo.

In: Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 203, 01.12.2018, p. 521-529.

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title = "Accounting for the impact of agricultural land use practices on soil organic carbon stock and yield under the area of protection natural resources - Illustrated for Flanders",
abstract = "Management practices can affect strongly the quality of agricultural soil. One tool that may assist in sustainable farm management is life cycle (impact) assessment (LC(I)A). However, under the area of protection (AoP) natural resources, effects of land use on soil quality are rather poorly addressed. Additional LCIA methods are therefore needed to evaluate the impact of agricultural land use practices (LUP) on soil quality. In this study, we introduce three interdependent indicators which are situated along the cause-effect chain accounting for the effect of LUP on soil quality in relation to the AoP natural resources. As soil organic carbon (SOC) is a key feature of soil health and fertility, we describe soil quality in terms of the change in SOC stock and the corresponding change in yield. At midpoint, the indicators SOC change (SOC2) and biomass productivity loss (BPL), are proposed to indicate losses in SOC and yield, respectively, due to farm management choices. At endpoint, the indicator additional land requirement (ALR) is introduced to indicate the need of extra agricultural area necessary for provisioning of the lost biomass yield. Characterization factors were developed for a case study in Flanders. Different soil textures, initial SOC stocks, crop rotation systems and LUP were considered. Because the reference state is based on sustainable LUP, the developed framework may serve as a decision support tool towards a more sustainable agriculture.",
keywords = "Agriculture, Biomass productivity, Indicator, Life cycle assessment, Soil organic carbon, Soil quality",
author = "Lieselot Boone and Alvarenga, {Rodrigo A.F.} and {Van linden}, Veerle and Isabel Rold{\'a}n-Ruiz and Bart Vandecasteele and {De Meester}, Steven and Hilde Muylle and Jo Dewulf",
year = "2018",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.08.159",
language = "English",
volume = "203",
pages = "521--529",
journal = "Journal of Cleaner Production",
issn = "0959-6526",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

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AU - Boone, Lieselot

AU - Alvarenga, Rodrigo A.F.

AU - Van linden, Veerle

AU - Roldán-Ruiz, Isabel

AU - Vandecasteele, Bart

AU - De Meester, Steven

AU - Muylle, Hilde

AU - Dewulf, Jo

PY - 2018/12/1

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N2 - Management practices can affect strongly the quality of agricultural soil. One tool that may assist in sustainable farm management is life cycle (impact) assessment (LC(I)A). However, under the area of protection (AoP) natural resources, effects of land use on soil quality are rather poorly addressed. Additional LCIA methods are therefore needed to evaluate the impact of agricultural land use practices (LUP) on soil quality. In this study, we introduce three interdependent indicators which are situated along the cause-effect chain accounting for the effect of LUP on soil quality in relation to the AoP natural resources. As soil organic carbon (SOC) is a key feature of soil health and fertility, we describe soil quality in terms of the change in SOC stock and the corresponding change in yield. At midpoint, the indicators SOC change (SOC2) and biomass productivity loss (BPL), are proposed to indicate losses in SOC and yield, respectively, due to farm management choices. At endpoint, the indicator additional land requirement (ALR) is introduced to indicate the need of extra agricultural area necessary for provisioning of the lost biomass yield. Characterization factors were developed for a case study in Flanders. Different soil textures, initial SOC stocks, crop rotation systems and LUP were considered. Because the reference state is based on sustainable LUP, the developed framework may serve as a decision support tool towards a more sustainable agriculture.

AB - Management practices can affect strongly the quality of agricultural soil. One tool that may assist in sustainable farm management is life cycle (impact) assessment (LC(I)A). However, under the area of protection (AoP) natural resources, effects of land use on soil quality are rather poorly addressed. Additional LCIA methods are therefore needed to evaluate the impact of agricultural land use practices (LUP) on soil quality. In this study, we introduce three interdependent indicators which are situated along the cause-effect chain accounting for the effect of LUP on soil quality in relation to the AoP natural resources. As soil organic carbon (SOC) is a key feature of soil health and fertility, we describe soil quality in terms of the change in SOC stock and the corresponding change in yield. At midpoint, the indicators SOC change (SOC2) and biomass productivity loss (BPL), are proposed to indicate losses in SOC and yield, respectively, due to farm management choices. At endpoint, the indicator additional land requirement (ALR) is introduced to indicate the need of extra agricultural area necessary for provisioning of the lost biomass yield. Characterization factors were developed for a case study in Flanders. Different soil textures, initial SOC stocks, crop rotation systems and LUP were considered. Because the reference state is based on sustainable LUP, the developed framework may serve as a decision support tool towards a more sustainable agriculture.

KW - Agriculture

KW - Biomass productivity

KW - Indicator

KW - Life cycle assessment

KW - Soil organic carbon

KW - Soil quality

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