Organic Farming Can Produce the Same Yield as Conventional Farming
Organic farming and agriculture are supported by the public’s general concern for the environment, and this is why some may call it “greenwashing”.
According to the latest report, there is no need of adding pesticides or fertilizers to the organic farm system. According to the latest figures, organic agriculture has a major role in keeping organic waste out of landfills, and in recycling nutrients from the soil.
The report, published in the journal Biogeochemistry, states that the recycling of nutrients in soils is an overlooked source of revenue for organic producers. Organic farmers can use biogas (food for biomass) to make them sustainable. The report’s lead author is Julien Benoit of the Institute for Sustainable Agriculture of French University Paris and Jean-Charles Broizat of the French Institute of Agricultural Research.
Benoit explained that organic farmers are also able to use organic products such as soy, agricultural pesticides, or fertilizers to make their crops grow faster. Organic farmers do not use pesticides, because they do not need to.
The report states that the world’s food production is about 30 times more dependent on land than the production of fossil fuels. Organic agriculture can be used to produce food in the most sustainable way possible, while agricultural practices should reflect the social and environmental impacts of current agricultural practices.
The paper states that there are three types of organic agricultural practices: organic farming, sustainable agriculture, and conventional agriculture. Organic farming is more sustainable than agriculture practices that use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Synthetic fertilizer is not used by organic farmers and does not alter the soil, which is beneficial for both organic farmers and agricultural crops.
The authors use an economic and environmental framework to calculate the value of organic agriculture. It is estimated that the production of organic matter (OME) will be worth 2.8 billion euros ($3.3 billion) in 2030 in the European Union.
The report explains that the economic value of organic farming is directly related to the cost of fertilizers, pesticides, and other agricultural inputs, and it is supported by a comprehensive analysis of the climate and sustainable activities of various agricultural companies.
While the report is clear that the main focus of organic agriculture is to benefit the climate, it does not include the direct use of pesticides or pesticides by organic farmers.
The authors of the report call for greater research and better data on the beneficial uses of organic farming, and they call for changes to agricultural practices that support biodiversity and ecosystem health.