Number of pages: 28
Type of document: Brochure
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Language of document: English
Title in English: Organic Agriculture a Guide to Climate Change & Food Security
Abstract / summary in English:
Organic agriculture enhances biodiversity, protects our fragile soils, improves the nutritional quality of food, ensures high standards of animal welfare and provides increased employment in rural areas. At the same time, organic agriculture reduces green house gas emissions and fossil fuel energy use, cuts nutrient and pesticide pollution and stops potentially harmful pesticide residues entering our food chain. Organic agriculture builds resilient farming systems capable of combating climate change and securing local food supplies and is highly effective in sequestrating carbon.