Around 800 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger. Our planet is facing detrimental climate change and loss of biodiversity. The use of GMOs is on the increase, bringing with it unprecedented danger.
Organic agriculture has considerable potential to respond to these challenges and increase food security, mitigate and adapt to climate change and halt biodiversity loss. The multi-faceted environmental and social benefits of organic systems are long-term and robust and minimize risk to future generations.
IFOAM – Organics International is the only organization advocating for organic agriculture at the international level. We closely monitor all international policy making processes related to food and agriculture, compile evidence and undertake concerted action to convince high-level decision-makers to foster and scale-up organic. We showcase how agricultural systems based on the principles of health, ecology, fairness and care can address hunger, energy consumption, pollution, climate change, inequity and the depletion of natural resources in a holistic manner.
The Principles of Organic Farming
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