Carbon Footprint of Rubber Plantation in the Southern Part of Thailand
Due to concern with climate change, the carbon footprint of agricultural product is one of the most widely discussed environmental issues. The objective of this research was to quantify the carbon footprint per 1 rai of rubber farm in the southern part of Thailand. The result showed that the range and average total carbon footprints of rubber plantation in the southern of Thailand are 154-942 and 264.36 kg CO2 eq. per rubber rai respectively. The fertilizer use was the biggest single contributor to the total carbon footprint, accounting for on average 84 %. This study result recommended that the approach development of adequate feeding strategies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions of rubber plantation should result in better environmental advantages.