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Was kann der biologische Landbau zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung im Süden beitragen? – Langfristige Systemvergleiche in den Tropen

Zundel, Christine; Kilcher, Lukas and Mäder, Paul (2007) Was kann der biologische Landbau zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung im Süden beitragen? – Langfristige Systemvergleiche in den Tropen. [What can organic agriculture contribute to sustainable development? – Long-term farming system comparisons in the tropics.] Paper at: Zwischen Tradition und Globalisierung - 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Deutschland, 20.-23.03.2007.

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The demand of producer organisations, development agencies, national authorities, and international donors for secured data regarding the agronomic, ecological and economic performance of organic agriculture in low-income countries of the tropics is high. Yet, no systematic comparisons between organic and conventional farming systems have been conducted which allow long-term statements in these areas. The Research Institute of Organic Farming (FiBL), together with its partners, wants to establish long-term farming system comparisons in various agro-ecological and agro-economic contexts to study the various parameters which are essential for sustainable development. At present, three sites are being established: (a) in a sub-humid area in Kenya where farming is subsistence-oriented; (b) in a semi-arid area in India where cotton is produced for the export market; and (c) in a humid area in Bolivia where perennial fruits are produced for the local and the export market. This network of system comparisons in the tropics will support the development of organic farming and sustainable agriculture on a technical, economic and political level.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Langzeitversuche, Betriebssysteme, Internationalität, Pflanzenbau, Bodenfruchtbarkeit, Syscom
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality > Soil biology
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
International Conferences > 2007: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture > 4 Other subjects > 4.7 Organic farming in the tropcis and subtropics
Deposited By: Zundel, Christine
ID Code:9387
Deposited On:14 May 2007
Last Modified:14 Aug 2011 16:31
Document Language:German - Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Die endgültige Version des Beitrags ist veröffentlicht in:
S. Zikeli, W. Claupein, S. Dabbert, B. Kaufmann, T. Müller und A. Valle Zárate, Hrsg. (2007)
Zwischen Tradition und Globalisierung – 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Universität Hohenheim, Deutschland, 20.-23. März 2007, http://orgprints.org/10742/

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