Assessing the Blue and Green Water Footprint of Lucerne for Milk Production in South Africa

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Morne E. Scheepers; Henry Jordaan;
(2016)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
  • Journal: Sustainability (issn: 2071-1050)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3390/su8010049
  • Subject: water footprint | sustainable water use | South Africa | lucerne production | agriculture | Environmental effects of industries and plants | TD194-195 | Renewable energy sources | TJ807-830 | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

The Global Water Footprint Standard approach was used to calculate the volumetric blue and green water footprint indicator for lucerne production as important feed for dairy cows in a major lucerne production region in South Africa. The degree of sustainability of water... View more
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