Using socio-economic life cycle analysis to support smallholder communities in rural Andhra Pradesh, India

Markus Frank

BASF SE - Global Sustainability Assessment

Markus is the team lead for the global sustainability assessment program in the headquarter of BASF Agricultural Solutions in Limburgerhof, Germany. The focus of this program is on S-LCA studies comparing different agricultural production systems, called AgBalance. Markus holds a PhD in plant physiology from the University of Tubingen, Germany. 


Rice, a staple food for more than half of the world population, is grown by transplanting rice seedlings into puddled soil. This cultivation practice is very labor- and water-intensive and is thus is becoming less sustainable... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Markus Frank (BASF SE - Global Sustainability Assessment)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials,


WS-22 » Advances in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 2 (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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