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Economic profitability of organic vs. conventional cotton-based production systems in a long-term field trial in India

Forster, D.; Andres, C.; Verma, R.; Zundel, C.; Messmer, M. and Mäder, P. (2013) Economic profitability of organic vs. conventional cotton-based production systems in a long-term field trial in India. Poster at: First International Conference on Global Food Security, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 29 September - 2 October 2013. [Completed]

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Summary

The debate on the relative benefits of conventional and organic farming systems is more topical than ever. The achievements of conventional high-input agriculture were largely brought about at the cost of deteriorating soil fertility; furthermore, they were based to a large extent on fossil fuels. Developing more sustainable farming practices on a large scale is of utmost importance.
However, information about the performance of agricultural production systems under organic and conventional management in tropical and subtropical regions is largely lacking. This study aimed to assess agronomic and economic data from a long-term farming systems comparison trial under semi-arid conditions in central India.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Fachgruppe International, Systemvergleich, Sustainability, Systems comparison, India, organic agriculture, long-term, Economic analysis, Bt cotton, Baumwolle, Cotton
Subjects: Farming Systems
Crop husbandry
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > India
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
India
Switzerland > Other organizations
Related Links:http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/, http://www.systems-comparison.fibl.org/
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:24836
Deposited On:10 Dec 2013 22:27
Last Modified:05 Nov 2014 09:57
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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