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Strengthening of Capacity and assessment of life cycle carbon footprint of main agricultural export products of Sri Lanka in relation to climate change

NRC Grant: 13-164

13 164a
Dr. E. Lokupitiya
Dept. of Zoology
Faculty of Science
University of Colombo
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Area of Research: Agriculture
Status: Ongoing

 

Objectives

  1. To estimate and compare the carbon footprints of individual crops and individual products
  2. To come up with a set of recommendations so that the agricultural product manufacturing can be further adjusted at specific stages for reducing the impact on the climate change and environment in the future by minimizing the emissions through alternative energy options and other measures
  3. To develop models for estimating greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint from specific products so that those could be very useful and valuable in macro level policy- and market decision making in the future
  4. To incorporate new knowledge and developments in climate change in the R&D activities carried out in Sri Lanka and at the University of Colombo through training and information exchange with a well-known institute in the USA (i.e. Colorado State University) e) To strengthen capacity for the above research by providing knowledge, experience, and financial support for the Ph.D. student

 

 

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