Diversification of organic farming systems is a key practice to address current challenges in crop and livestock production. It has the potential to increase the resilience to climate fluctuations and counteracts climate change to some extent by reducing emissions and increasing carbon storage. Diversified crop-livestock systems can also contribute to stop the dramatic loss of biodiversity. Organic farms are already more often mixed crop-livestock farms with more diverse crop rotations, including perennial leys, compared to conventional farms . However, there is a need as well as potential for further increasing diversity on organic farms .
DOI: 10.12924/of2022.08010001 |Publication Date: 14 June 2022
On-farm Research to Diversify Organic Farming Systems
Keywords: organic agriculture; participatory research