G7 Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture

The G7 Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture took place on 14-15 October in Bergamo and the theme was “Empowering farmers, developing rural areas and enhancing cooperation to feed the planet”. The meeting concluded with the joint adoption of a final declaration that includes the following points: 1) Agriculture makes an important contribution to rural incomes 2) 

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GHG emissions from organic and conventional wholemeal bread

While the organic farming is a type of farming promoting environmental sustainability, there is still a debate about the impact of organic farming on climate change mitigation. A recent study assessed the carbon footprint of the production process of organic and conventional wholemeal bread locally produced in Italy. It was shown that the carbon footprint 

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New Year’s science-based resolutions from ORGANIKO LIFE+

1 – Minimize your children’s exposure to pesticides It was recently shown that maternal residential proximity to agricultural pesticide use is associated with poorer neurodevelopment such as decreased verbal comprehension and IQ scores, in 7-year-old children. More info: http://bit.ly/2hSaLEP   2 – Increase your omega-3 fatty acids intake with organic milk and meat A range 

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Organic farming against climate change

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) of the International Trade Centre published a detailed study about the contribution of organic agriculture to climate change mitigation and adaptation such as reduction of greenhouse gases emissions and contribution to CO2 soil sequestration. Agricultural land use contributes to 12% of global greenhouse gas emissions and it is 

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Organic farming and climate change in Cyprus – Current situation and opportunities through ORGANIKO

The Southern Europe’s agricultural sector has been affected severely by climate change with visible effects such as annual rainfall reduction, increased temperatures and prolonged heatwaves. The results of these climate change effects are: Reduced crop productivity Higher pest and disease pressures Further soil degradation Increased risk for food security and resources sustainability In Cyprus, a 

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