Farming comes in all shapes and sizes and varies in levels of sustainability, though there has been a growing global push for all farming to become more equitable and better for human and...

Successful rural development hinges on both the profitability and the environmental sustainability of cropping systems. This is especially true in regions like the tropics where the success of...

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Misunderstandings about organic agriculture abound, and can be clearly seen in a recent misleading article published in US...

One of the coolest things about organic is that it forces us to think outside of the conventional agriculture toolbox. Instead of using toxic, synthetic pesticides and man-made fertilizer, organic...

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A recent study published in the Journal Nature Sustainability used two different meta-analyses to demonstrate that organic farming promotes...

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A study led by researchers at the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Switzerland indicates that global conversion to...

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are an important part of the soil biodiversity that provide advantages to crops by increasing water and...

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A new study published in the Journal Proceedings of the Royal Society Biology has found that the yields of organic crops are higher than...