How can organic agriculture & agroecology contribute solving the climate crisis in a healthy world?

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This vison paper first reflects on the history of the organic movement in the last 100 years. It then describes research examples of how organic agriculture with a deeper understanding of agroecology can contribute not only to the climate crisis, but the overall planetary health crisis, pollution, biodiversity loss, animal welfare and social discrimination. For the description of the present 2020-30, I will use examples of current Horizon 2020 research and innovation actions to improve organic (Organic-PLUS, RELACS) add more perennial and mixed farming (AGROMIX, MIXED) and a deepening agroecology (Agroecology for Europe, All-Ready) with plans for agroecological living labs and research infrastructures, shaping the participation and multi-actor part of Horizon Europe until 2030. The paper will then, as a novel contribution, add thoughts on the next 100 years of the organic movement. Looking so far ahead is of course difficult and highly speculative, but it is not uncommon as perspective in forestry or agroforestry. For this reason this conceptual paper takes the very-long view and describes and discusses an organic-plus pathway to solve the multiple planetary crises within the next 100 years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch for Organic Agriculture to tackle future challenges proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationISOFAR International Scientific Workshops
EditorsGerold Rahmann
Place of PublicationGoesan, South Korea
PublisherInternational Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2022
Event2nd International Organic Expo - Goesan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 1 Oct 20223 Oct 2022


Conference2nd International Organic Expo
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
Internet address


  • organic
  • contentious inputs
  • organic-plus,
  • system re-design
  • agroforestry
  • mixed farming
  • climate mitigation
  • dynamic agrovoltaism
  • robots
  • planetary health


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