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Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research

Rahmann, Gerold; Ardakani, M. Reza; Boehm, Herwert; Canali, Stefano; Chander, Mahesh; David, Wahyudi; Dengel, Lucas; Erisman, Jan Willem; Galvis-Martinez, Ana C.; Hamm, Ulrich; Kahl, Johannes; Köpke, Ulrich; Kühne, Stefan; Lee, Sang Beom; Løes, Anne-Kristin; Moos, Jan Hendrik; Neuhoff, Daniel; Nuutila, Jaakko; OLOWE, VICTOR; Oppermann, Rainer; REMBIAŁKOWSKA, EWA; Riddle, Jim; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Shade, Jessica; Sohn, Sang Mok; Tadesse, Mekuria; Tashi, Sonam; Thatcher, Alan; Uddin, Nazim; von Fragstein und Niemsdorff, Peter; Wibe, Atle; Wivstad, Maria; Wenliang, Wu and Zanoli, Raffaele (2017) Organic Agriculture 3.0 is innovation with research. Organic Agriculture, 7 (3), pp. 169-197.

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Document available online at: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13165-016-0171-5


Organic agriculture can and should play an important role in solving future challenges in producing food. The low level of external inputs combined with knowledge on sustainablity minimizes environmental contamination and can help to produce more food for more people without negatively impacting our environment. Organic agriculture not only includes farming as a production practice but it also includes processing, trade and consumption. Nevertheless, Organic agriculture must always evolve to overcome emerging challenges. Science-based knowledge attained through dedicated research is required to strengthen organic food and farming as a means to solve future challenges. In 2010, a global discussion about Organic 3.0 was initiated to address current problems our agri-food systems are facing. Many scientifically and practically proven results are already available to make organic agriculture a strong tool to solve some of these challenges. However, the organic agri-food system has to be developed further to fulfill its potential. The contribution of organic agriculture to help solve current problems linked to food security and environmental quality was discussed during the International Society of Organic Agricultural Research (ISOFAR) Symposium “Organic 3.0 is Innovation with Research”, held September 20–22, 2015, in conjunction with the first ISOFAR International Organic Expo, in Goesan County, Republic of Korea. Some of the world’s most active scientists in organic agriculture attended the symposium. This paper is a result of their discussions and aims to give an overview of research conducted and required to strengthen organic agriculture in its ambitions to overcome agronomic challenges, contribute to food security and protect our common environment.

EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:Organic 3.0, Agri-ecology, ISOFAR, Ecological intensification, Organic agriculture, Organic food systems, Organic farming research, Global food challenges
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Farming Systems
Values, standards and certification
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > World
Environmental aspects
"Organics" in general > History of organics
Knowledge management
Research affiliation:Bangladesh
Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
Germany > University of Bonn > Institute of Organic Agriculture
Denmark > ICROFS - International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
Denmark > KU - University of Copenhagen
Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Organic Farming - OEL
Finland > Univ. Helsinki
International Organizations > International Society of Organic Agriculture Research ISOFAR
Italy > CRA - National Council of Agricultural Research
Italy > Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa
Italy > Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (prev. Univ. Ancona)
Korea > Dan Kook University
Norway > NORSØK - Norwegian Centre for Organic Agriculture
New Zealand > Massey University
Korea > Rural Development Administration
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) > SLU Centre for organic Food and Farming, Epok
USA > Other organizations
Germany > Other organizations
Deposited By: Wibe, Dr Atle
ID Code:31279
Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 20:35
Last Modified:29 Nov 2017 20:35
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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