CESAR Agrifood Energy and Carbon Flow Model

Model developed



This ‘Model’ is actually a detailed inventory of the annual energy and carbon flows through the agrifood systems of Canada, from crop production through to food consumed, non-food products sold, and agrifood products imported and exported. It draws on a large number of data sources to provide a snapshot of the Canadian agrifood system in the 2009-2013 period.


system planners, policy makers

Key Inputs

statistical data, conversion factors

Key Outputs

Conversion losses, carbon flows, energy flows

Registered developers

David LayzellUniversity of Calgary