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Transition to renewable resources - energy balance comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems and potentials for the mitigation of fossil resource use

Dalgaard, T. (2013) Transition to renewable resources - energy balance comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems and potentials for the mitigation of fossil resource use. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 19-22.

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Today, agriculture and food production has major implications for the use of fossil energy and other resources, and a sustainable development implies transition towards new systems, based on renewable resources.
The reduction of external inputs to the farm through efficient management of materials and energy is a central part of the organic principles (IFOAM 2013), and in most countries standards are implemented in the form of nationally adapted, organic farming regulations, with significant implications for the potential energy and matter flows in- and out of the agricultural systems, and thereby the energy balance and the use of renewable resources.
Consequently, it is important to develop new and more resource efficient production systems mitigating organic farming’s reliance on fossil resources, and to compare different pathways towards reduced resource consumption in agriculture.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishOrganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
EnglishFarming systemshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2807
EnglishRenewable resourceshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6502
EnglishEnergy balancehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2566
EnglishGreenhouse gaseshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34841
EnglishSustainable agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33561
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:23561
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 18:52
Last Modified:08 Nov 2013 12:49
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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