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  • impacts
  • The core courses in the Food Systems major begin with an orientation to food systems followed by a three-course core sequence that provides a basic understanding of the structure and interactions within food systems, introduces techniques for life cycle analysis of the outcomes, impacts and sustainability of food systems and explores conventional, sustainable and organic examples of production systems for food plants. (umn.edu)
  • Despite the wealth of strong evidence, there remain a number of gaps in our knowledge around the impacts of organic farming, and the authors of this review rightly focus on these gaps. (theecologist.org)
  • soil health
  • Some small, early measures on soil health, organic farming and certification through the Paramaparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana are visible. (indiatimes.com)
  • The study also highlights the benefits of organic farming for soil health, including reduced soil erosion and increased water retention, which in turn improves resilience to flooding and droughts . (theecologist.org)
  • farms
  • In addition, the existing evidence shows that organic farms generally consume less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases than non-organic farms. (theecologist.org)
  • The authors also point out that organic farms rely on natural processes for crop fertilisation (such as nitrogen-fixing plants). (theecologist.org)
  • For example, research has found that organic farms are more profitable and more resilient that non-organic farms. (theecologist.org)
  • For example, while acknowledging higher levels of wildlife on organic farms, the study's authors suggest that these benefits could diminish as a result of lower yields, since more land would be required to grow the same amount of food. (theecologist.org)
  • yields
  • Organic oat and alfalfa yields equaled county averages throughout the 4-yr period. (usda.gov)
  • Although organic foods regularly command a significant price premium, well-designed farming studies demonstrate that costs can be competitive and yields comparable to those of conventional farming techniques. (aappublications.org)
  • rice
  • The main research question addressed by this thesis is how SRI, conceived as a set of practices introduced from outside the communities, was incorporated into the local rice farming system. (wur.nl)
  • Specifically, the thesis examines how existing work groups were adjusted to accommodate the new method, how the SRI practices were interpreted and adjusted to fit with the local social and agro-ecological arrangements, and how the new method influenced existing rice farming practices in the locality. (wur.nl)
  • The thesis shows how existing and new rice farming practices and task groups are reconfigured through socio-technical innovations within a given agro-ecological setting. (wur.nl)
  • abundance
  • Hi Everyone, I'm curious to see if anyone knows of any studies where the three way interaction between field margins, agricultural practices (i.e. chemicals, tilling, etc) and bee abundance and diversity has been assessed. (yahoo.com)
  • sustainability
  • The various practices (organic, conventional, or integrated) have been studied producing different results on sustainability. (biofortified.org)
  • we reject the organic-conventional dichotomy and emphasize that, in order to optimize environmental sustainability, individual tactics must be evaluated for their environmental impact in the context of an integrated approach, and that policy decisions must be based on empirical data and objective risk-benefit analysis, not arbitrary classifications. (biofortified.org)
  • foods
  • I've already covered analyses suggesting that there isn't enough evidence that suggests organic foods are better for your health, so is the higher cost justified by a lessened environmental impact? (biofortified.org)
  • The US market for organic foods has grown from $3.5 billion in 1996 to $28.6 billion in 2010, according to the Organic Trade Association. (aappublications.org)
  • higher
  • Descriptive sensory analysis showed that fresh pomegranate, fresh rind, earthy, vegetal, bitter, and astringent notes were higher in conventional fresh pomegranate juice. (mdpi.com)
  • Black teas showed higher amounts of BAs than green teas and organic and decaffeinated samples always contained much lower BAs levels than their conventional counterparts. (hindawi.com)