“Il ruolo della salute animale negli impegni nazionali per il clima”, un documento della FAO

La FAO - Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite per l'alimentazione e l'agricoltura (FAO), in collaborazione con la Piattaforma lattiero-casearia globale (GDP) e l'Alleanza globale per la ricerca sui gas serra in agricoltura (GRA) e con il sostegno finanziario del governo neozelandese, ha edito la pubblicazione “Il ruolo della salute animale negli impegni nazionali per il clima”.

Un opuscolo FIBL sull’impatto dei cambiamenti climatici sulla gestione del suolo nel biologico

“Soil and climate - Climate impact of organic soil management”: si intitola così un nuovo opuscolo informativo FIBL che  esamina da vicino il ruolo che gioca l'agricoltura nel cambiamento climatico. Vengono presentati vari risultati scientifici che mostrano il potenziale dell'agricoltura biologica nella mitigazione del  cambiamento climatico.

Energy inputs, outputs and greenhouse gas emissions in organic, integrated and conventional peach orchards

The study was published in “Ecological Indicators”. Energy analysis in peach orchards is useful to decide best management strategies. The objectives of this study were to evaluate (a) the energy flow among conventional, integrated and organic farming systems and (b)the effect of farming system to greenhouse gas-emissions. Sixteen farms (four conventional, nine integrated, three organic) at six locations in northern Greece were selected randomly during the years 2008 and 2009.

Common ground: restoring land health for sustainable agriculture

The IUCN publication indicates that recent major international reports have highlighted the alarming impact of food production systems on climate change, land and biodiversity. This report shows that common ground between the agriculture and conservation sectors for mutually beneficial action exists, and that there is great potential for widespread adoption of sustainable agricultural practices that can meet our needs for food, feed, fibre, and energy.

Exergoenvironmental-Life cycle cost analysis for conventional, low external input and organic systems of rice paddy production

Climate change, increasing energy demand, and fossil fuel constraints have led to many plights regarding sustainable food and agricultural production. The purpose of this paper is to assess of exergoenvironmental aspects across different paddy production systems, including conventional (CS), low external input (LEI), and organic systems (OS) in Iran. Also, life cycle cost (LCC) and the emissions costs have been considered as a novelty for these scenarios. Data were collected through interviews from 213 paddy producers.