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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Organic Farming Integral Part of the Solution

Global agriculture has reached a crossroads.

Over the last few decades, the agricultural landscape has been transformed by new technologies, boosting agricultural productivity to new heights in order to meet growing global demands. However, these developments have come at the expense of negative environmental and social impacts such as soil degradation, biodiversity loss, water and soil pollution, increasing greenhouse gas emissions etc. (FAO, 2018). Ecosystems all over the world are under pressure, threatening the productive potential of the world’s natural resources and compromising the future fertility of the planet (FAO, 2018). It is clear we need to go down a new path.

Organics is an integral part of this solution and the study via link below offers insights and a way forward. 150 countries have signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and this study sets out the manner in which organic farming delivers on at least eight of these!