Is deforestation taken into account for feed items in the livestock module?

Michaela

Yes. According to the Feedprint database the tool uses, a default emission factor for land use change is taken into consideration for each feed item in the tool. However, there may be significant differences between the global averages and country-specific production. The global emission factor for soybean e.g. is roughly 4 kgCO2/kg mostly driven by land-use change. But soybean produced in regions without any land-use change may have an emission factor below 1 kgCO2/kg. These factors will change once will link the CFT to the GFLI database.

If you create your own feed footprint, you can account for deforestation or non-deforestation by indicating the relevant land use change and  and the out of crop biomass under the “carbon” tab.