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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 the…
Enhanced top soil carbon stocks under organic farming
- A. Gattinger, Adrian Muller, U. Niggli
- Environmental Science, MedicineProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 15 October 2012
Organic farming has the potential to accumulate soil carbon, and datasets from 74 studies from pairwise comparisons of organic vs. nonorganic farming systems subjected to metaanalysis showed this.
Policy for organic farming: Rationale and concepts
Greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural soils under organic and non-organic management--a global meta-analysis.
Environmental impacts of organic and conventional agricultural products--are the differences captured by life cycle assessment?
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 been…
Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture
- Adrian Muller, C. Schader, U. Niggli
- Environmental Science, MedicineNature Communications
- 14 November 2017
It is predicted that if food waste and meat consumption are reduced, organic agriculture could feed the world without requiring cropland expansion, and none of the corresponding strategies needs full implementation and their combined partial implementation delivers a more sustainable food future.
Impacts of feeding less food-competing feedstuffs to livestock on global food system sustainability
- C. Schader, Adrian Muller, U. Niggli
- Environmental Science, MedicineJournal of The Royal Society Interface
- 6 December 2015
It is shown that such a strategy focusing on feed components which do not compete with direct human food consumption offers a viable complement to strategies focusing on increased efficiency in production or reduced shares of animal products in consumption.
Motivations for implementation of ecological compensation areas on Swiss lowland farms
Participatory guarantee systems: organic certification to empower farmers and strengthen communities
ABSTRACT Participatory guarantee systems (PGS) can provide guarantees to consumers while avoiding the entry barriers of third-party certification. This study investigates farmers’ motivations for,…