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Table 6 Total emissions and difference in the emissions from comparing conventional and organic production systems in the three scenarios

From: Can a shift to regional and organic diets reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the food system? A case study from Qatar

Food products Consumption (Kg capita−1 year−1) Emission intensities of animal products (Kg CO2 Kg product−1) Emission intensities of plant-based products (Kg CO2 Kg product−1) Scenario 1 (KgCO2-eq capita−1 year−1) Scenario 2 (KgCO2-eq capita−1 year−1) Scenario 3 (KgCO2-eq capita−1 year−1)
Conventional Organic Conventional Organic 100% conventional 100% organic 50% conv. 50% org
Eggs 11.69 5.58 7.05    65.25 82.44 73.84
Poultry meat 43.41 4.6 6.7    199.67 290.82 245.24
Pork meat         
Farmed fish 16.05 1.77 0.87    28.43 14.01 21.22
Milk and dairy products 90.61 1.06 1.06    95.90 96.04 95.97
Beef cattle 8.39 13.43 12.28    112.65 102.98 107.81
Sheep and goat meat 13.50 17.5 10.1    236.24 136.35 186.29
Total emissions of animal products       738.13 722.63 730.38
Difference in the emissions       15.49 0 7.75
Cereals 109.62    0.42 0.05345 45.53 5.86 25.69
Vegetables 160.27    0.13 0.00140 20.10 0.23 10.16
Fruits 43.45    0.64 0.02661 27.88 1.16 14.52
Dates 14.56    0.21 0.09132 3.04 1.33 2.18
Total emissions of plant-based products       96.54 8.57 52.55
Difference in the emissions       87.97 0 43.98
Total emissions (plant-based + animal products)       834.66 731.21 782.93
Total difference in the emissions (plant-based + animal products)       103.46 0 51.73
  1. Separated results for animal and plant-based products in the three scenarios are shown. Please, note that the Scenario 1 is the business-as-usual (BAU) scenario and that the 100% organic (scenario 2) is the baseline for the calculation of the difference in the emissions
  2. Values in italic show differences in the emissions