Special Issue "Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation—Organic Farming Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 632
Interests: fertilization and soil fertillity; soil contamination; agricultural waste management
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Agriculture is a major contributor to climate change. However, adopting the proper agricultural practices can make a difference. Organic agriculture is a sustainable form of agriculture that promotes and improves the health of agroecosystems. Organic farming practices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions while preserving biodiversity, enhancing soil carbon sequestration, and contributing to adaptation by making agricultural systems more resilient to climate change's effects.
Organic agriculture continues to expand as the demand for organic products rises. There is an obvious need to expand knowledge so that organic agriculture can become even more productive and sustainable. To make organic agricultural systems more resistant to the effects of climate change, new or improved strategies and techniques are required. In the context of climate change, this issue will focus on the application and/or development of the most effective strategies, techniques, and materials that will enhance the contribution of organic farming systems to sustainability and environmental challenges, as well as their capacity to provide ecosystem services. The following are some of the primary focuses of this issue:
-Impacts of organic farming systems on soil properties, plant growth and yield, and nutritional components. Diffusion of pollutants into soil and water resources
-Best practices, innovations, and approaches that:
enhance genetic biodiversity and boost organic yields.
promote the use of alternative plant protection products (such as those containing biologically active substances).
improve the effective and sustainable use of resources (water, organic inputs, and sustainable biodegradable materials).
improve soil biodiversity and soil quality, reduce the pressure from the diffuse pollution of nutrients, heavy metals, and pesticides, reduce waste and carbon emissions; and reduce the environmental footprint in general.
Consideration for these issues can be incorporated into local and regional policy measures to increase the effectiveness of organic action plans and their contribution to sustainable development.
Dr. Victor Kavvadias
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- organic agriculture
- climate change