Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector: The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida

Anneza Georgopoulou, Athanasios Angelis-Dimakis, George Arampatzis, Dionysis Assimacopoulos

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Abstract

During the last two decades, the concept of eco-efficiency has been recognized as a suitable measure of progress towards a greener and more sustainable economy. The prefix "eco-" refers to both economic and ecological (environmental) performance. Therefore, it becomes critical to develop eco-efficiency metrics for measuring environmental and economic performance of a system. The current paper presents a methodological framework that attempts to explore the use of eco-efficiency indicators in meso-level water use systems and through them to assess the impact of new and innovative technologies in such systems. The environmental performance is expressed through the use of environmental midpoint impact categories while the economic performance is measured using the total value added to the system?s product due to water use. The proposed approach has been applied to a water use system of the agricultural sector, and more specifically to the fresh form tomato crop production in Phthiotida.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment
Place of PublicationThessaloniki, Greece
PublisherGRAFIMA
Pages935-941
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789608849068
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment - Skiathos Island, Greece
Duration: 29 Jun 20143 Jul 2014
Conference number: 12
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Conference12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment
Abbreviated titlePRE XII
CountryGreece
CitySkiathos Island
Period29/06/143/07/14
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Georgopoulou, A., Angelis-Dimakis, A., Arampatzis, G., & Assimacopoulos, D. (2014). Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector: The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment (pp. 935-941). Thessaloniki, Greece: GRAFIMA.
Georgopoulou, Anneza ; Angelis-Dimakis, Athanasios ; Arampatzis, George ; Assimacopoulos, Dionysis. / Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector : The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment. Thessaloniki, Greece : GRAFIMA, 2014. pp. 935-941
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Georgopoulou, A, Angelis-Dimakis, A, Arampatzis, G & Assimacopoulos, D 2014, Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector: The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida. in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment. GRAFIMA, Thessaloniki, Greece, pp. 935-941, 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment, Skiathos Island, Greece, 29/06/14.

Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector : The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida. / Georgopoulou, Anneza; Angelis-Dimakis, Athanasios; Arampatzis, George; Assimacopoulos, Dionysis.

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment. Thessaloniki, Greece : GRAFIMA, 2014. p. 935-941.

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Georgopoulou A, Angelis-Dimakis A, Arampatzis G, Assimacopoulos D. Eco-efficiency assessment in the agricultural sector: The case of fresh form tomato crop in Phthiotida. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment. Thessaloniki, Greece: GRAFIMA. 2014. p. 935-941