Organic farming is pointed as one of the most sustainable farming practices in terms of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation potential. At the core of organic farming practices there are practices aimed at improving soil fertility, increasing soil C content and enhancing system biodiversity. A long-term field experiment (LTE) (MASCOT) was started on 2001 in San Piero a Grado, Pisa (Italy) with the aim to compare two different cropping systems, one managed organically and one conventionally, in terms of agronomical, economic and environmental sustainability. In 2016, the MASCOT was redesigned as a full system trial and the organic system was reshaped according to up to date agroecological standards. Climate change adaptation capacity of the two systems is being assessed through agronomic and economic parameters, whilst greenhouse gas emission mitigation potential is mainly expressed in terms of soil C sequestration.

Organic farming systems for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change: Effects on soil fertility and resource use efficiency

Antichi D.;Barberi P.;Carlesi S.;Mele M.
2019

Abstract

Organic farming is pointed as one of the most sustainable farming practices in terms of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation potential. At the core of organic farming practices there are practices aimed at improving soil fertility, increasing soil C content and enhancing system biodiversity. A long-term field experiment (LTE) (MASCOT) was started on 2001 in San Piero a Grado, Pisa (Italy) with the aim to compare two different cropping systems, one managed organically and one conventionally, in terms of agronomical, economic and environmental sustainability. In 2016, the MASCOT was redesigned as a full system trial and the organic system was reshaped according to up to date agroecological standards. Climate change adaptation capacity of the two systems is being assessed through agronomic and economic parameters, whilst greenhouse gas emission mitigation potential is mainly expressed in terms of soil C sequestration.
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