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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 ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Farming for Nature is aimed at integrating nature and agriculture by means of an extensive farming system (nature-oriented farm). The farmer becomes s...Read more
In many environmental and conservation policy contexts, gaps are observed between policy objectives and implementation outcomes. Carbon farming polici...Read more
Phosphorus inputs and losses are calculated for contrasting farming systems: cereals were a major product in all systems. In typical modern British wh...Read more
The role of low-intensity farming in sustainable management of European landscapes and biotypes of high nature conservation value is discussed. More t...Read more
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...Read more
Agri-environmental schemes (AES) are commonly adopted in Europe to reduce the loss of farmland biodiversity. These schemes have, however, been critici...Read more
After decades of economic success, Brazilian agriculture has social and environmental consequences that must be assumed as opportunities to start proc...Read more
Organic farming already meets multiple sustainability goals, and factors limiting its mainstreaming are social rather than technical. What is the next...Read more