Organic Agriculture

Growing sustainable

© Matthias Meissner
Ecologically based agriculture has access to valuable knowledge for the choice of crops well-suited to the location. © Matthias Meissner


Even though not by any means every organic farmer is interested in nature conservation and in fact many conventional farmers show great commitment to nature conservation and care of the countryside, nevertheless it is ecologically based farming that produces cleaner water, greater biodiversity and more varied landscapes. Also it is proven to be kinder to the climate, more human to animals and on the whole employs more people that its conventional counterpart.


Organic Agriculture offers opportunity

Organic farming has fund of valuable insights to offer on mixed cropping, rotation of crops, green manuring, the structure of the humus layer in the soil, biological pest control, choice of crops for a specific location and water management. Particularly in less developed regions and countries where the farmers have no access to elaborate agricultural technology or machinery modern ecological methods of farming can lead to an enormous increase in yield whereas expensive conventional farming methods are financially and logistically inaccessible.

 

Working in team for a change in agricultural policy

Together with an alliance of NGOs EuroNatur is working to increase the European Union financial support for ecologically based farming, for it forms a consistent system to which constant further development both in scientific research and in practice is contributing.


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