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Enhancing GHG balances in organic farms by integration of new bio-energy crop concepts

Paulsen, Hans Marten (2008) Enhancing GHG balances in organic farms by integration of new bio-energy crop concepts. In: ENITA, Clermont-Ferrand (Ed.) International Conference Organic Agriculture and Climate Change:Organic agriculture and climate change.The contribution that organic agriculture and our dietary choices can make to the mitigatin of global warming. ENITA of Clermont, April 17-18, CD-ROM. ENITA, Lempdes, France, chapter 11, pp. 1-7.

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Chances to increase the efficiency of the plant production of organic farms by increasing of land equivalent ratios (LER), yield advances by nutrient recycling and the use of typical by-products of organic production in bio-energy cropping concepts are described. Mixed cropping with oil crops and the integration of hedges offer chances to increase land use efficiency, decrease GHG emissions and to simultaneously uphold food production.


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:renewable energy, mixed cropping, oil crops, agroforestry, biogas, resource efficiency
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
Deposited By: Paulsen, Dr. Hans Marten
ID Code:17119
Deposited On:18 Jun 2010 16:09
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 16:09
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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