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Palopuro Agroecolocial Symbiosis – Increasing sustainability in organic farming

Koppelmäki, Kari; Hagolani-Albov, Sophia; Parviainen, Tuure; Virkkunen, Elina and Helenius, Juha (2017) Palopuro Agroecolocial Symbiosis – Increasing sustainability in organic farming. In: Aakkula, Jyrki; Hakala, Kaija; Huhta, Harri; Iivonen, Sari; Jurvanen, Ulla; Kreismane, Dzidra; Land, Anita; Lähdesmäki, Merja; Malingen, Matti; Mikkola, Minna; Nordlund-Othen, Janne; Nuutila, Jaakko; Peetsmann, Elen; Piskonen, Sirpa; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Skulskis, Virgilijus; Tahvonen, Raija; Taskinen, Sirpa; Ullvén, Karin; Wibe, Atle and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) NJF Seminar 495 - 4th organic Conference: Organics for tomorrow's food systems, 19 - 21 June 2017, Mikkeli, Finland, 13 (1), NJF Report, pp. 137-138.

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Agroecological symbiosis (AES) enhances productivity in agriculture. A case study of the first AES in Finland indicated that productivity of on the organic crop farm could be increased by producing biogas from green manure leys, fallows, and other locally available biomasses. At the same time, the farm became a net-energy producer instead of being an energy consumer. Combining the food processing, crop production, energy production and closer interaction with consumers increase the overall sustainability of the local food system

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, Food systems, Agroecology, Biogas, Sustainability, Nutrient recycling
Subjects: Food systems > Recycling, balancing and resource management
Farming Systems > Social aspects
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Food systems > Community development > Networks and ownership
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: Finland > Univ. Helsinki
International Conferences > 2017: NJF Seminar 495 - Organics for tomorrow's food systems > 4. Organics - the next step
Deposited By: Koppelmäki, Kari Kari
ID Code:31439
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 09:19
Last Modified:05 Jul 2017 11:39
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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