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The Potential of Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation

Müller, Adrian and Niggli, Urs (2013) The Potential of Sustainable Agriculture for Climate Change Adaptation. In: Trade And Environment Review 2013 - Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD .

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Adaptation in agriculture needs to be based on foru pillars:
- Increasing soil fertility
- Increasing biodiversity
- Providing information and extension services to support sustainable agriculture practices and organic agriculture, agroecology and agroforestry
- Geating a level playing field for sustainable agriculture at the gobal level.
Organic agriculture is an ideal solution as it responds to the first three pillars. In addition, global policies, and trade and competition issues need separate attention.


EPrint Type:Report chapter
Keywords:climate change, sustainable agriculture, Sustainability, soil fertiity, biodiversity, Klimawandel, Nachhatigkeit, Ökolandbau
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate Change
International Organizations > United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD
ISSN:1810-5432
Related Links:http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=666, http://www.fibl.org/en/service-en/news-archive/news/article/take-mosaic-approach-to-agriculture-boost-support-for-small-farmers-unctad-report-urges.html
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:23348
Deposited On:20 Sep 2013 13:03
Last Modified:20 Sep 2013 13:03
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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