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Record number 359134
Title Comparing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in organic and conventional farming systems in the Netherlands
Author(s) Bos, J.F.F.P.; Haan, J.J. de; Sukkel, W.; Schils, R.L.M.
Source In: Improving sustainability in organic and low input food production systems. Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF), March 20-23 2007. University of Hohenheim, Germany. - Frick, Switzerland : Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL - ISBN 9783037360033 - p. 439 - 442.
Event Frick, Switzerland : Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL - ISBN 9783037360033 3rd International Congress of the European Integrated Project Quality Low Input Food (QLIF), March 20-23 2007. University of Hohenheim, Germany, 2007-03-20/2007-03-23
Department(s) Agrosystems
PPO Arable Farming, Multifunctional Agriculture and Field Production of Vegetables
Research Institute for Animal Husbandry
Livestock Research
Soil Science Centre
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) bedrijfssystemenonderzoek - biologische landbouw - energiegebruik - broeikasgassen - emissie - vergelijkend onderzoek - farming systems research - organic farming - energy consumption - greenhouse gases - emission - comparative research
Categories Organic Farming / Farming Systems
Abstract Results are presented of a model study comparing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in organic and conventional farming systems in the Netherlands. Calculations have been performed for model farms, designed on the basis of current organic and conventional farming practices. Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions per hectare on organic farms are lower than on conventional farms, particularly in dairy farming. Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions per Mg of milk in organic dairy farming is about 80 and 90%, respectively of that in conventional dairy farming. Energy use and greenhouse gas emission per Mg product in organic crop production is 5-40 and 7-17% respectively higher than in conventional systems. The wide ranges found in crop production reflect large differences among individual crops.
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