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Research in organic food and farming as a tool for providing public goods

Olesen, Jørgen E. (2006) Research in organic food and farming as a tool for providing public goods. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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The multifunctional agriculture is increasingly been emphasized as the direction for farming systems. This notion embraces not only the supply of food and fibre, but also the provision of public goods, which include elements such as landscape, biodiversity, water resources, carbon sequestration, and energy supply. Organic farming has from the onset been concerned not only with the supply of safe and healthy food, but also with maintaining a healthy environment. However, not all practices in organic farming will necessarily contribute towards maximising the contributions to public goods. There is therefore need for research to uncover the effects of organic farming practices on ecosystems and to develop management practices for the benefit not only of crop and livestock production, but also for the wider range of public goods.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Plenum
Denmark > AU - Aarhus University > AU, DJF - Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
Deposited By: Olesen, Senior scientist Jørgen E.
ID Code:8394
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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