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Scientific evidence on how organic food and farming contributes to sustainable food security

de Porras Acuna, Miguel Angel; Niggli, Urs; Love, Nicola; Moeskops, Bram; Padel, Susanne; Schmutz, Ulrich; Lehejček, Jiří; Beck, Alexander; Müller, Adrian; Ulmer, Karin; Chable, Véronique; Levidow, Les and Mulvany, Patrick (2018) Scientific evidence on how organic food and farming contributes to sustainable food security. TP Organics Research Briefing. TP Organics - European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming, B-Brussels .

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Summary

This briefing aims to summarise the most relevant recent scientific publications that critically assess the productivity and sustainability of organic farming methods. The rapid increase in the quantity of scientific literature on this topic reflects the growing importance of the sector as well as the need for accurate data and analysis to inform policy makers. There are currently 2.7 million organic-certified farmers (of which 350.000 are in Europe) who have committed to sustainable farming practices. Can organic food and farming be upscaled in order to contribute to sustainable food system and food security?


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:organic farming, food security, sustainability assessment, sustainable food, sustainable farming practices
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Produce chain management
Research affiliation: Belgium > FiBL Europe
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
International Organizations > Technology Platform TP Organics
Deposited By: Niggli, Prof. Dr. Urs
ID Code:35006
Deposited On:13 Mar 2019 15:05
Last Modified:13 Mar 2019 15:06
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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