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Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ACGE) calculator

Employee at the supermarket Super U in Cotonou, Benin. Photo: M. Cooperman (IFPRI)
The Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ACGE) calculator is a tool for estimating total greenhouse gas emissions associated to a food product.

The Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ACGE) calculator is a tool for estimating total greenhouse gas emissions associated with a food product. It addresses the most common stages of "linear" agro-food chains (chains for fresh and simple processed products: canned, frozen, packaged and other minimally processed forms). It combines a calculation framework with datasets containing crops, greenhouse gas emission factors and food loss factors along the chain.

Combined with user-definition parameters for the product-chain considered, it generates an estimate for greenhouse gas emissions associated with a product when bought by a consumer. The default data that the calculator derives from the dataset may be overruled by the user if more specific data are available; this would make the calculations more case-specific.


Download the calculator: ACGE calculator

Download the calculator guidelines: Guidelines for calculating food supply GHG emissions with the ACGE calculator

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Activities
  • Assessing Trade-offs Between Food Loss and GHG Emissions Webinar: Major Update to Agro-Chain Greenhouse Gas Emission Calculator

  • Online Impactsessie 8: "Voedselverspilling, klimaat en broeikasgasuitstoot" (Podcast: Food Loss and Waste, Climate and Greenhouse Gas Emission)