Life Cycle Assessment Databases and Software


To calculate agricultural life-cycle assessments (LCAs), we need a suitable methodology (SALCA), numerous production and environmental data, and precise models for calculating emissions and estimating environmental impacts.

Agroscope is working with a software program developed in-house (SALCAfuture) to manage data flow efficiently and run the complex calculation models correctly. The results of these calculations are stored in a separate database in the form of life cycle inventories (LCIs). In this context, current developments in the field of digitalisation are becoming increasingly important.