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NEW WAYS OF INCREASING BIODIVERSITY ON ORGANIC FARMS AND THEIR EFFECT ON PROFITABLILITY – the Nature Conservation Farm Brodowin –

Stein-Bachinger, Karin; Zander, Peter; Schobert, Heike and Frielinghaus, Helmut (2005) NEW WAYS OF INCREASING BIODIVERSITY ON ORGANIC FARMS AND THEIR EFFECT ON PROFITABLILITY – the Nature Conservation Farm Brodowin –. Paper at: Researching Sustainable Systems - International Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Adelaide, Australia, September 21-23, 2005. [Unpublished]

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Although organic farming systems have many positive biotic aspects, the protection of target species characteristic of open landscape is not guaranteed. Specific knowledge and financial incentives are necessary in order to integrate nature conservation goals successfully into agricultural practice. The main objectives of the interdisciplinary ‘Nature Conservation Farm Brodowin’ project are: the investi-gation of the interactions between large-scale organic farming and nature conservation; the identifica-tion of points of conflict; and the working out of solutions that pay sufficient attention to economic aspects. Legume-grass forage is important for typical species of farmland wildlife. Alternative meth-ods of fodder production which better meet nature conservation demands are evaluated economically. Initial calculations of the compensation payments required to offset the losses of a higher first cut range between 120 and 180 Euro/ha. A delayed second cut would cost on average twice as much. The losses and additional operational expenses incurred by retaining 10 % unmown strips are approxi-mately 90 to 140 Euro/ha. The use of special silage harvesting techniques can also help to improve the living conditions of farmland birds without resulting in disadvantages for the farmer.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, nature conservation, landscape, target species, crop production, economic analysis
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference > 2005: 1st ISOFAR Conference
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/4013/, http://www.isofar.org/adelaide2005, http://orgprints.org/view/projects/int-conf-isofar-2005.html
Deposited By: ISOFAR,
ID Code:4484
Deposited On:23 Nov 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:30
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:The paper presented here is the final paper submitted by the authors to the conference Researching Sustainable Systems.
The final edited papers are available with 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 is available free of charge for ISOFAR members via the member area of www.isofar.org.

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