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Organic agriculture

Organic agriculture

  • Women Engage for a Common Future

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Netherlands
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    WECF is an international network of over 150 women's and civil society organizations implementing projects in 50 countries and advocating globally to shape a just and sustainable world

  • GRID-Arendal

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Viresco Solutions

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Canada
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.

  • Organic agriculture and post-2015 development goals: building on the comparative advantage of poor farmers

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    The book makes an evidence-based case for organic agriculture in developing countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia.

    It argues that organic agriculture has contributed to several of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and that it also serves the broader objective of managing the environment in a sustainable way. The book states that organic agriculture has a significant scope to contribute to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Food & climate: Connecting the dots, choosing the way forward

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    This report aims to outline the climate requirements for successful food production, and examines two competing food production methods – industrial and organic – to reveal how they contribute to climate change, how resilient they are in the face of escalating climate shocks, and how organic and related agricultural systems can actually contribute to solving the climate crisis. It argues that organic farming, by comparison, requires half as much energy, contributes far fewer greenhouse gasses, and, perhaps most surprisingly, is more resilient in the face of climate disruption.

  • Organic agriculture and climate change

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    Agriculture is affected by climate change but also contributes to it. As a sector, agriculture must therefore  both adapt to changes and offers options for mitigation, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon. This study explores the mitigation and adaptation potential of organic agriculture. Based on a comprehensive review of scientific literature,  the authors conclude that organic agriculture may well serve as aquick win-win policy option to store carbon and reduce emissions.

  • Food for all: can hunger be halved

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    Report providing an introductory overview of issues in light of the FAO's gloomy predictions regarding the global target to halve poverty by 2015. With case studies throughout the paper looks at the connection between hunger and poverty and the policies that are supposed to reduce both.

  • Institut de recherche pour le développement

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    France
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide.