Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.
Lets be Green Revolution, “Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people.It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.” Sustainable agriculture is a more holistic approach to farming than conventional in that it relies on ecosystem services and is typically much less detrimental to the surrounding landscape.Sustainable agriculture is a natural way to produce food and has a numbe of social, economic, and environmental benefits.
Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.
The benefits that organic farming can bring for wildlife protection and animal welfare are now widely recognised, but at a time of rising food prices and a predicted global population of 9 billion by 2050, feeding the world using organic and other agro-ecological farming methods is not just about farming differently and moving from a business-as-usual food system to organic business-as-usual. It is about big changes to how we produce and consume food. It is about investing in the development of smallholder agriculture and local markets in the Community, but it also means action to end food waste, estimated at one-third of all food produced globally. Critically, it is also about changing diets to make them healthier and more sustainable for the planet.
Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?
The natural resource base upon which agriculture depends, soils, water and biodiversity, is being degraded. Supplies of fossil fuels used to make inputs, and minerals such as phosphate, will become increasingly scarce. This means that we urgently need to improve the resource use efficiency of farming systems.
As well as changing our farming systems, it’s as much about eating differently, feeding our livestock differently and wasting much less food.