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Environmental impacts of organic farming in Europe
Organic farming has become an important element of European agri-environmental policy due to increasing concern about the impact of agriculture on the environment. This book describes in detail theExpand
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Policy for organic farming: Rationale and concepts
Since the mid 1980s, organic farming has become the focus of significant attention from policy-makers, consumers, environmentalists and farmers in Europe and state institutions have becomeExpand
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Enhanced top soil carbon stocks under organic farming
It has been suggested that conversion to organic farming contributes to soil carbon sequestration, but until now a comprehensive quantitative assessment has been lacking. Therefore, datasets from 74Expand
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Environmental impacts of organic and conventional agricultural products--are the differences captured by life cycle assessment?
Comprehensive assessment tools are needed that reliably describe environmental impacts of different agricultural systems in order to develop sustainable high yielding agricultural production systemsExpand
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Research, part of a Special Feature on Multicriteria Assessment of Food System Sustainability Scope and precision of sustainability assessment approaches to food systems
With sustainability within food systems becoming an increasingly important issue, several approaches that claim to assess the sustainability of farms, farming systems, and supply chains have beenExpand
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Greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural soils under organic and non-organic management--a global meta-analysis.
It is anticipated that organic farming systems provide benefits concerning soil conservation and climate protection. A literature search on measured soil-derived greenhouse gas (GHG) (nitrous oxideExpand
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Impacts of feeding less food-competing feedstuffs to livestock on global food system sustainability
Increasing efficiency in livestock production and reducing the share of animal products in human consumption are two strategies to curb the adverse environmental impacts of the livestock sector.Expand
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Motivations for implementation of ecological compensation areas on Swiss lowland farms
Swiss farmers receive subsidies for reserving ecological compensation areas on their farms with the aim of encouraging biodiversity, but recent studies have found that the existing system ofExpand
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Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture
Organic agriculture is proposed as a promising approach to achieving sustainable food systems, but its feasibility is also contested. We use a food systems model that addresses agronomicExpand
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Use and efficiency of public support measures addressing organic farming
For more than 20 years, organic farming has been a focus of politics. In the meantime numerous support programmes have been implemented at regional, national and European level. A comprehensiveExpand
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