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Enhancing Sustainability by Landscape-Design and Conversion to Organic Agriculture

Kainz, Maximilian (2005) Enhancing Sustainability by Landscape-Design and Conversion to Organic Agriculture. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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A hilly site with variable soils and facing all the problems of modern agriculture was re-designed and converted to organic agriculture in 1992. After 10 years of measurements and observations it was determined that soil compaction, runoff, and erosion were reduced, quality of groundwater and ponds was gradually enhanced, diversity of wildlife was enriched, and the economic situation of the farmer was improved. Besides landscape design, conversion to organic agriculture is regarded as a key instrument towards sustainable land use in this region.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic Farming, landscape-design, soil erosion, soil compaction, wildlife, sustainability
Subjects: Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4389
Deposited On:18 Nov 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:The paper archived here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final and edited papers are available at the following publication:
Köpke, Ulrich; Niggli, Urs; Neuhoff, Daniel; Cornish, Peter; Lockeretz, Willie und Willer, Helga, (Hrsg.) (2005) Researching Sustainable Systems. Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) Held in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), 21 - 23 September 2005, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick, and International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o Institute of Organic Agriculture (IOL), DE-University of Bonn. http://orgprints.org/4013/
Distribution: Paper copies may be ordered from FiBL at a cost of 28 Euros plus mailing costs (see FiBL shop at http://www.fibl.org/shop); FiBL order number 1394. A PDF version of the proceedings is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.
The final papers submitted by the authors are available at http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html.

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