Burgess, P J and Sannier, C A D (2006) Using agro-ecological zones to promote European collaboration in organic arming research. In: Atkinson, C; Ball, B; Davies, D H K; Rees, R; Russell, G; Stockdale, E A; Watson, C A; Walker, R and Younie, D (Eds.) Aspects of Applied Biology 79, What will organic farming deliver? COR 2006, Association of Applied Biologists, pp. 83-87.
Agro-ecological and other spatial information can be used to improve our understanding of organic farming research issues, inform the application of research from one area to another, and support collaboration and prioritisation within regional research programmes. Of the 25 organic farming research priorities identifi ed by the IFOAM EU Group in 2004, 15 were related to regional differences in agro-ecological conditions. The other priorities were potentially affected by spatial differences in political, institutional and socio-economic conditions. In relation to agro-ecological data, the capacity to identify i) general agro-ecological areas and ii) areas with specifi c agro-ecological advantage or stress seems particularly useful. The use of a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate spatial data to identify and display such areas is illustrated with two examples.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Keywords:||Geographic information system, GIS, climate, regions, algorithm|
|Subjects:|| Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy|
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
|Research affiliation:|| UK > Other organizations|
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2006
|Deposited By:||MILLMAN, Mrs Carol A|
|Deposited On:||14 Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:34|
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