Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity
Organic farming produces clear benefits for biodiversity in comparison to conventional farming. Depending on altitude, organic farms have between 46 and 72 percent more semi-natural habitats and host 30 percent more species and 50 percent more individuals than non-organic farms. The lower farming intensities and higher proportion of semi-natural areas enable site-typical plant and animal species to survive on organic farms and allow farmers to benefit from an intact and therefore sustainably functioning ecosystem.
|Title||Organic Agriculture and Biodiversity|
|Authors||Lukas Pfiffner, Oliver Balmer (FiBL)|
|Year of publication||2011|
|Format||Dossier / Fact sheet|