Swiss Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment (SALCA)

Name of source Swiss Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment
Provider Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon
Summary text The SALCA database (Swiss Agricultural Life Cycle Assessment database) contains over 700 modules relating to agriculture with agricultural and non-agricultural inputs, outputs and processes. The data stored are based on in house calculations, the ecoinvent database and on data imported from other LCA study inventories.
Contact Thomas Nemecek
Licensing By arrangement
Language(s) German, English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type Database integrated for TEAM LCA software – although access to the SALCA database may be granted within the framework of project cooperation with Agroscope ART
Software needs TEAM LCA
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 2004
Geography Switzerland
Original Data Source(s) Academic research
Other Databases Included  
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Gate
Modeling approach  
Emissions results GWP
Number of datasets +700
Main topics Agricultural production means
Other topics  
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Unknown
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Unknown
Technology Unknown
Data year Unknown
Original source Unknown
Uncertainty Unknown
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score Unknown
Quality assurance Unknown
Standards compliant Unknown