Environmental economic analysis of saffron production

Leili Abolhassani, Soroor Khorramdel, Michael Reed, Sayed Saghaian

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In this chapter, using various techniques such as lifecycle assessment and economic valuation of nonmarket services, the positive and negative consequences of saffron production on the environment and human life are included an economic analysis. The most important environmental impacts and functions of saffron production are included. Saffron is an ecofriendly agricultural product generating considerable economic benefit to farmers. Environmental benefits generated by saffron production are about eight times its environmental costs. Negative environmental impacts of saffron production are dramatically reduced if the use of cow manure is properly managed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSaffron
Subtitle of host publicationScience, Technology and Health
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780128186381
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

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  • Carbon footprint
  • cultural function
  • ecological energy indicators
  • energy economic indicators
  • green policy analysis matrix
  • potential environmental impacts
  • provisioning function
  • regulating function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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