Paria Sefeedpari

Paria Sefeedpari
Wageningen University & Research | WUR · Wageningen Livestock Research

Researcher at Wageningen Livestock Research

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Introduction
I am applying my knowledge in applications related to improving environmental and energy consumption on livestock farms, specifically related to emissions from manure management systems, emission measurements, innovations and technological developments of cattle and pig farms, carbon footprint of livestock production systems and their nutrients cycles. I am interested in exploring the use of technology not only for the sake of people but also for the plane's sake.
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June 2016 - June 2017
Wageningen University & Research
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  • Researcher

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Publications (37)
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Livestock production systems, such as dairy farming, are one of the most important contributors to resource use and if not managed well, it can be environmentally detrimental. Iranian livestock sector faces a variety of the challenges such as high costs of energy and environmental legislations as well as an increasing demand for dairy products to r...
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Bioenergy production from animal waste can be a key driver to achieving bio-economy goals. Developing a bio-economy sector could help to create opportunities for a circular system where not only people and the planet will be benefited, but it will also provide economic profitability to farmers, especially in the post-Covid period. To this end, manu...
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The global consumption of dairy produce is forecasted to increase by 19% per person by 2050. However, milk production is an intense energy consuming process. Coupled with concerns related to global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, increasing the production of milk must be met with the sustainable use of energy resources, to ensure the fut...
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Purpose The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of an integrated life cycle assessment (LCA), artificial neural network, and metaheuristic optimization model to improve the sustainability of tomato-based cropping systems in Iran. The model outputs the combination of input usage in a tomato cropping system, which leads to the highest...
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In order to produce the sheer amount of agricultural products necessary to feed a growing human population, agricultural systems have become increasingly efficient as well as often embedded in global supply chains. They have also been implicated as a key contributor to a wide range of sustainability challenges. In parallel, a growing awareness of s...
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Improper management of livestock manure has resulted in loss of nutrients and organic matter available in manure in addition to negative environmental impacts. This study developed and compared eight manure management scenarios across their entire life cycles, rom excretion to transport to land, considering technical, environmental and economic asp...
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Adaptive neural fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) is an intelligent neuro-fuzzy technique used for modeling and control of uncertain systems. In this paper, we proposed an ANFIS based modeling approach (called MLANFIS) where the number of data pairs employed for training was adjusted by application of clustering method. By employing this method, the n...
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This study focused on the capability of two artificial intelligent approaches, including Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) and Multi-Layered Adaptive Neural Fuzzy Inference System (MLANFIS), as a prediction tool to model and forecast milk yield on the basis of energy consumption in dairy cattle farms of Iran. For this purpose, data was collected fr...
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This chapter estimates biogas production potential from poultry manure in 40 poultry farms of Karaj city, Iran. Biogas technology is quite immature however sustainability assessment of biogas production is a relatively documented topic in Iran. Resulting from this chapter, there is the potential of 7 m3 day-1 (1000 birds-1) biogas production which...
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The students, staff and faculty of the Berea College Farm began the implementation of several operational changes in 2008-09 aimed at improving the farm’s economic and environmental performance. These changes included: 1) an expansion of organic crop production; 2) a shift toward more crop production and a reduction in livestock production; 3) a tr...
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Energy use, natural resources use and corresponding pollution impacts are indicators of production process intensification. On the other hand, population growth and the need for more amounts of food with safer and cleaner quality have encouraged producers to improve their energy efficiency at its height. The aim of this study was to examine energy...
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The students, staff and faculty of the Berea College Farm began the implementation of several operational changes in 2008-09 aimed at improving the farm’s economic and environmental performance. These changes included: 1) an expansion of organic crop production; 2) a shift toward more crop production and a reduction in livestock production; 3) a tr...
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The aim of this study was to determine energy consumption pattern and specifically to measure and benchmark the effi- ciency for white button mushroom production in Alburz province of Iran. The data used in this study were collected by interviewing mushroom producers in the region. In the surveyed farms, average yield and total energy consumption w...
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Increasing population level and food demand around the world has made producers and policy makers to utilize scientific models and techniques for taking sustainability into consideration. Energy as an important ingredient in all production systems has been focused in this study for the production process of egg in some selected poultry farms in Alb...
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-1 , respectively. The highest energy consumer was chemical fertilizer and followed by diesel fuel and seed energy with share of 64, 14 and 8%, respectively. Total green house gas emission was 756.11 kgCO2eq ha -1 where chemical fertilizer and diesel fuel had the highest contribution. The energy ratio, energy productivity and net energy values are...
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Artificial Neural Network (ANN) is an appropriate tool for forecasting the non-linear relationships across many scientific studies. In this study a back-propagation (BP) learning algorithm was chosen to predict the environmental indices of potato production in Iran. Data were collected randomly from 260 farms in Fereydonshahr city, located in Esfah...
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High population growth and providing the food for this population have increased the amount of energy consumption in agricultural production systems. One of the most important issues for high energy consumption in recent century is the global warming where greenhouse gas (GHG) emission plays an important role. This study evaluated the energy balanc...
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This study aims at finding the input-output energy use and the relationship between energy inputs levels on yield in south part of Tehran province, Iran. Besides, the energy analysis was carried out based on different farm operations. Data were collected from 40 corn silage (as animal feed) farms, using face to face questionnaire method. The total...
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An artificial neural network (ANN) model was developed to assess the energy input-output prediction in dairy farms of Iran. Data used were culled from 50 randomly selected farms using face to face questionnaire approach. The energy input-output analysis was carried out for the parameters of ANN model. Based on performance measures, single hidden la...
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The aim of this research was to examine the energy consumption and CO2 emission of potato production in three different farm size sin Esfahan province of Iran. For this purpose, data were collected from 300 farmers by a face to face questionnaire. The results revealed total energy consumption and GHG emission of 47 GJ ha−1 and 992.88 kg CO2eq ha−1,...
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This study examined the energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and the relationship between energy inputs and yield of cotton production in Iran. Data were collected randomly from 57 cotton farms using a face to face questionnaire. The results revealed the total energy of 31 237 MJ ha-1 which fertilizer, diesel fuel, and machinery were the main...
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This study examined the energy use pattern of poultry for egg production farms of Iran and ranked the selected farmers using fuzzy data envelopment analysis (FDEA) from the viewpoint of energy efficiency. Since data used in our study were not measured precisely, fuzzy forms of them could help us to reach the ideal situations. Hence, the conventiona...
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Energy is considered as an important production factor in many systems and therefore should be managed in parallel with other main production resources including land, labor and capital. In this paper, the energy efficiency scores of some selected dairy farms, using the non-parametric data envelopment analysis approach was assessed. The results for...
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This research evaluates and estimates biogas (methane) production potential from cattle manure through anaerobic digestion processes in some dairy cattle farms of Iran. The gas can be used to produce electricity, to heat water for farm use, or for other business ventures that use energy. By measuring the manure production in each dairy farm and the...
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Rice is one of the most important crop supplying the world’s population’s food. Because of the direct links between energy and crop yields, and food supplies, rice energy analysis is essential. The objective of this study was to evaluate the energy balance between inputs and outputs of rice production in Guilane Province of Iran. Data were collecte...
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This study was carried out on energy consumption patterns in different sizes of farms for corn silage production. Data were collected from 40 producers, using face to face questionnaire method in Karaj city. The survey studies indicated that the most important energy inputs were machinery and chemical fertilizers with 42% and 28% of total energy in...
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Data from a face to face questionnaire survey were conducted to contribute to the development of a method for investigating the relationship between energy inputs and yield of milk production in the Tehran Province of Iran and study on NRE and RE. The results revealed that total non-renewable energy of 9997 MJ cow -1 was expended in a period of 365...

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Energy intensity (EI), energy use efficiency (EUE), etc.
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I wanted to justify dairy farmers to establish a bio-gas digester in an inside nutrient cycling (INC) system?

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In this project, a new method to estimate CH4 emissions from manure will be used to investigate farm-level greenhouse gas mitigation, and for upscaling to national inventories. Partners are DE, DK (coord.), NL, SE and the company Bioprocess Control (BPC).
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For more information, please see: https://projects.au.dk/m4models/