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Sustainable Agriculture: The Distribution of Biodynamics and Organics in Australia

Paull, John and Hennig, Benjamin (2020) Sustainable Agriculture: The Distribution of Biodynamics and Organics in Australia. In: Environmental Development and Sustainability Beyond 2020, Faculty of Science & Natural Resources, University Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, pp. 1-24.

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Summary

Australia is a global leader in sustainable agriculture. Australia accounts for 20% of the world’s certified biodynamic agriculture hectares (viz. 49,797 hectares; 55 countries account for a global total of 251,842 certified biodynamic hectares). Australia accounts for 50% of the world’s certified organic agriculture hectares (viz. 35,645,037 hectares; 186 countries account for a global total of 71,514,583 certified organic hectares). This paper presents a map of the geographic distribution of biodynamic agriculture in Australia, which is the first accounting and analysis of biodynamics data in Australia. The biodynamic distribution across the states and territories of Australia is compared to the distribution of organic agriculture. Biodynamic agriculture is the ‘original’ organic agriculture and sustainable agriculture, and it dates from 1924. Organic agriculture has grown out of the biodynamics movement and the term ‘organic farming’ dates from 1940. World maps of the global distribution of organics and biodynamics reveal Australia’s leadership in sustainable agriculture.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Lecture
Subjects: Farming Systems
Values, standards and certification
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Australia
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > World
"Organics" in general > History of organics
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions
Research affiliation: Australia > University of Tasmania
Malaysia
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Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:38495
Deposited On:27 Oct 2020 15:00
Last Modified:27 Oct 2020 15:00
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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