LCA and LCCA Methods in Apple Orchard Management, Conventional and Organic

Ionela Mițuko VLAD, Gina FÎNTÎNERU, Mariana BURCEA, Ana Cornelia BUTCARU, Ion CERTAN, Tudor STANCIU


The paper aims to establish a framework based on the method of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) and LCCA (Life Cycle Cost Analysis) in order to select the best parameters of apple technology by identifying the particularities of fruit production technologies and providing practical recommendations on how to approach the two methods. The methodology of the paper is the use of LCA and LCCA methods, as techniques for assessing the environmental elements associated with the technological process and the economic indicators. The paper was meant to be part of a project whose purpose is to develop a decision and management instrument for the fruit farm Istrița, USAMV of Bucharest. The results consist in a technological and economic structure suitable for application to the selected apple tree technologies, in conventional and ecological system.


assessment, apple technologies, cost assessment, instrument of decision

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