Today has recognized broadly importance to appraise the connected environmental impacts to the agri-food production, it’s to local level that global. The agricultural production and the transformation of the destination of use of the territory are between the human activities that contribute to the global climatic change sensitively. In consideration of this, it results evident the importance to apply in this sector instruments for improvement of safety and the environmental performances of the products. Between these tools, in Italy it finds wide application of the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodology in the agri-food sector. It appraises the environmental impacts produced by the whole cycle of life of the products/process, in particular in the optics of the definition of the PCRs (Product Category Rules) for the editing of the EPD (Environmental Declaration of Product). Through LCA’s study implement on the product, it is possible to individualize the consumptions of resources and energy and the environmental impacts produced in the whole cycle of life, beginning from the extraction of the first subjects, through the process of production, distribution, use and end-life, foreshadow LCA as a complementary tool of environmental management systems. The present study effected on extra-virgin oil of olive gotten by olives produced in the region of Lazio take place with a broadly mechanized cultivation system, the objective it is set to individualize the principal impacts produced by the cycle of life and to define the bases for the realization of the PCRs for this category of product.
Martucci, O., Arcese, G., Lucchetti, M.C. (2010). "The environmental certification of agri-food products: LCA of the extra-virgin oil". In “The 7th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector" (pp.283-288). Bari : Serigrafia Artistica Pugliese Solazzo.