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Assessing the production impacts of a large-scale conversion to organic farming in England and Wales.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Smith, L. & Jones, P. & Williams, A. & Kirk, G.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

This paper explores the implications for food production and land use of a 100% conversion to organic farming in England and Wales. The analysis uses ...

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Impediments in adoption of organic farming - a few lessons from the farmers who reverted to conventional farming practices.

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Birajdar, G. & Kate, T.

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

The stated goal of 'Organic 3.0' is to "bring organic out of its current niche into the mainstream (Arbenz, Gould & Stopes, 2015)". This means to ...

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Farmers for Nature: the ultimate nature-inclusive agriculture?

Published online: 18 Jul 2018

Authors: Westerink, J. & Plomp, M. & Ottburg, F. & Zanen, M. & Schrijver, R.

Content type: Bulletin

Farming for Nature is aimed at integrating nature and agriculture by means of an extensive farming system (nature-oriented farm). The farmer becomes s...

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What are the barriers to adopting carbon farming practices?

Published online: 04 Mar 2015

Authors: Kragt, M. E. & Blackmore, L. & Capon, T. & Robinson, C. J. & Torabi, N. & Wilson, K. A.

Content type: Bulletin

In many environmental and conservation policy contexts, gaps are observed between policy objectives and implementation outcomes. Carbon farming polici...

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Phosphorus balance of contrasting farming systems, past and present. Can food production be sustainable?

Published online: 27 May 1998

Authors: Newman, E. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Phosphorus inputs and losses are calculated for contrasting farming systems: cereals were a major product in all systems. In typical modern British wh...

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Low-intensity farming systems in the conservation of the countryside.

Published online: 18 Sep 1996

Authors: Bignal, E. M. & McCracken, D. I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The role of low-intensity farming in sustainable management of European landscapes and biotypes of high nature conservation value is discussed. More t...

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Enabling regulatory frameworks for contract farming.

Published online: 31 Oct 2018

Authors: Viinikainen, T. & Caro, C. B.

Content type: Bulletin

FAO's previous contribution to the development of contract farming saw the publication in 2015 of the UNIDROIT/FAO/IFAD Legal Guide on Contract Farmin...

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Local and landscape effects of organic farming on butterfly species richness and abundance.

Published online: 04 Jun 2008

Authors: Rundlöf, M. & Bengtsson, J. & Smith, H. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agri-environmental schemes (AES) are commonly adopted in Europe to reduce the loss of farmland biodiversity. These schemes have, however, been critici...

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Scientific validation of empirical indicators of environmental services.

Published online: 16 Jan 2020

Authors: Mattos, L. M. de & Ferreira, E. A. B. & Turetta, A. P. D. & Balieiro, F. de C. & Coutinho, H. L. da C.

Content type: Bulletin

After decades of economic success, Brazilian agriculture has social and environmental consequences that must be assumed as opportunities to start proc...

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Quantum-based agriculture: the final frontier?

Published online: 17 Oct 2018

Authors: Wright, J. & Kieft, H. & Diest, S. von

Content type: Bulletin article; Conference paper

Organic farming already meets multiple sustainability goals, and factors limiting its mainstreaming are social rather than technical. What is the next...

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