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Organic Agriculture: A Productive Means of Low-carbon and High Biodiversity Food Production

Niggli, Urs (2010) Organic Agriculture: A Productive Means of Low-carbon and High Biodiversity Food Production. In: Trade and Environment Review - Promoting poles of clean growth to foster the transition to a more sustainable economy. United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), CH-Geneva, chapter 3.II, pp. 112-118.


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Innovative management options, such as organic farming, offer promising opportunities to reconcile the objectives of feeding a rapidly growing human population with minimal adverse impacts on the environment. Because of the multiple benefits of organic farming, including the soil sequestration of carbon, the current international efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change and its consequences provide governments with an ideal platform for fostering a shift towards more sustainable agricultural production. Among the policy tools to promote more sustainable agricultural practices, this text highlights the importance of publicly funded research and extension work.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:organic agriculture, food production, climate change, sustainability, biodiversity
Agrovoc keywords:
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishFood productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3025
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability > Climate Change
Related Links:http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationArchive.aspx?publicationid=1246
Deposited By: Niggli, Prof. Dr. Urs
ID Code:25561
Deposited On:04 Apr 2014 19:49
Last Modified:04 Apr 2014 19:49
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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