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Environmental performance of organic farming

Schader, Christian; Stolze, Matthias and Gattinger, Andreas (2012) Environmental performance of organic farming. In: Boye, Joyce I. and Arcand, Yves (Eds.) Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing. Springer Science+Business Media, New York, USA, chapter 8, pp. 183-210.

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Content of chapter 8:
8.1 Organic farming as a green technology
8.2 Environmental impacts of organic farming
8.2.1 Biodiversity and landscape
8.2.2 Resource depletion
8.2.3 Climate change
8.2.4 Ground and surface water pollution
8.2.5 Air quality
8.2.6 Soil fertility
8.3 Methodological implications for a comparison
of farming systems
8.3.1 Classification of methodological characteristics
8.3.2 Discussion of methodological implications
8.3.2.1 Consideration of the multifunctional character of agriculture
8.3.2.2 Covering land use impacts
8.3.2.3 Heterogeneity of products
8.3.2.4 Covering social and economic aspects of sustainable development
8.3.2.5 Regional variations in natural system capacity
and environmental legislation
8.3.2.6 Consideration of the whole farm
8.3.2.7 Normative assumptions
8.3.2.8 Resulting decisions of agents are not taken into account
8.3.2.9 Bias of complexity and data availability
8.4 Conclusions


EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic framing, climate change, biodiversity, Klima, Biodiversität, Umweltschutz, Systemvergleich, Bodenwissenschaften, Nachhaltigkeit, Sustainability
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/en/themes/sustainability-assessment.html, http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-4614-1587-9_8#
Deposited By: Schader, Dr. Christian
ID Code:21772
Deposited On:13 Nov 2012 13:11
Last Modified:04 Mar 2013 20:43
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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