There are multiple variants of environmental footprints such as carbon footprint, ecological footprint, water footprint, nitrogen footprint and so on. There are numerous developments in terms of measuring the environmental footprints of various products. Many new indicators are being developed in terms of footprints to measure the environmental performance of various products. The need to measure various environmental footprints of agricultural crops is obvious and does not need any explanation these days when the importance of sustainability is felt so much and being practiced in all industrial sectors, including agriculture. This book presents five interesting chapters pertaining to environmental footprints of crops.
Dr Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu currently works for the SgT Group as Head of Sustainability and is based out of Hong Kong. He earned his PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and is a renowned expert in the areas of Environmental Sustainability in Textiles & Clothing Supply Chain, Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Product Carbon Footprint Assessment (PCF) in various industrial sectors. He has five years of industrial experience in textile manufacturing, research and development and textile testing and over a decade of experience in life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon and ecological footprints assessment of various consumer products. He has published more than 100 research publications, written numerous book chapters and authored/edited over 100 books in the areas of Carbon Footprint, Recycling, Environmental Assessment and Environmental Sustainability.