ORGANIC FARMING IN RESILENCE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 4656-4662
AbstractOrganic farming offers a system that can reduce environmental impacts compared to conventional farming. Climate change mitigation is not (and should not be) the primary objective of organic farming, but increased conversion to organic agriculture can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, while also bringing important benefits, such as improved system resilience to the effects of climate change, maintaining or improving biodiversity on farmland, conserving soil fertility, reducing eutrophication and water pollution, and improving food security and farmers’ sovereignty. To provide healthy food in a sustainable way, we need to transform the food & farming system and transition to agriculture and food production that can adapt to unavoidable climate change whilst preserving our natural heritage such as biodiversity, sustaining the quality of our soils, improving the livelihood of farmers, protecting the health and welfare of farmed animals and ensuring that the food produced promotes health and is of high quality.
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