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January 11, 2018Knowledge Portal
Agriculture and climate change

This issue covers the topic climate change. Agriculture has been one of the most complex topics in climate negotiations. Agriculture is a major contributing factor to climate change; at the same time, it is one of the areas most affected by climate change, which is jeopardizing global food security. »

December 4, 2017Knowledge Portal
Strategies for feeding the world more sustainably with organic agriculture

This article presents findings of a food systems model that addresses agronomic characteristics of organic agriculture to analyze the role that organic agriculture could play in sustainable food systems. Organic agriculture is proposed as a promising approach to achieving sustainable food systems, but its feasibility is also contested. »

May 4, 2015Knowledge Portal
Diversification practices reduce organic to conventional yield gap

This article by a group of researchers, published in Proceedings B by Royal Society, compares organic and conventional yields by using a new meta-dataset and a new hierarchical analytical framework that can better account for the heterogeneity and structure in the data. Their main finding is that organic yields are only 19.2% (±3.7%) lower than »