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Organic farming and resource efficiency

Oelofse, Myles and de Neergaard, Andreas (2011) Organic farming and resource efficiency. In: Kölling, I. (Ed.) Organic Food and Farming. A system Approach to meet the Sustainability Challenge. IFOAM EU Group, Belgium, chapter 5, pp. 15-17.

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Summary

The Chapter discusses the efficiency of nutrient and energy use in organic farming, regarding the pressing need to make efficient use of natural resources. Nutrient recycling, the use of adapted plant varieties and energy-saving through the ban of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer are organic farming practices that enhance resource efficiency.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:organic farming, sustainability, resource use efficiency
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF III (2005-2010) > GLOBALORG - Sustainability of organic farming in a global food chains perspective
Deposited By: Oelofse, Dr Myles
ID Code:18489
Deposited On:28 Mar 2011 07:31
Last Modified:13 Jun 2012 11:12
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Additional Publishing Information:This is a Chapter in a Dossier published by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) EU Group.

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