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Benefits of Organic Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy in Developing Countries

Muller, Adrian (2008) Benefits of Organic Agriculture as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy in Developing Countries. Working paper, Economics Department, University of Zurich, Socio-economic Institute. [Unpublished]

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Organic Agriculture (OA) as an adaptation strategy (AS) to Climate Change (CC) is a concrete and promising option for adaptation in rural communities. OA has additional potential as a mitigation strategy (MS). This text is a short review note on this topic. Adaptation and mitigation based on OA can build on well-established practice as OA is a sustainable livelihood strategy with decades of experience in several climate zones and under a wide range of specific local conditions. Given the large fraction of rural population living on farming, the potential of this strategy to adapt to the adverse effects of CC and at the same time contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and to carbon sequestration is huge. The scope of the approach ranges from local to national – depending on the policy context it is embedded in. Finally, the financial requirements of OA as an AS or MS are low.


EPrint Type:Working paper
Keywords:adaptation, climate change, mitigation, organic agriculture, rural development, sustainable livelihoods, vulnerability
Subjects: Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: Switzerland > Zürich University
Deposited By: Muller, Adrian
ID Code:14732
Deposited On:01 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:38
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Submitted for peer-review but not yet accepted

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