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Farm Management Practices to Foster Green Growth

In series:OECD Green Growth Studiesview more titles

Published on February 23, 2016

Also available in: French

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This report looks at farm management practices with green growth potential, from farmer-led innovations (such as those directly linked to soil and water, Integrated Pest Management, organic farming) to science-led technologies (such as biotechnology and precision agriculture). Global food demand can only be met in a sustainable way if new forms of agricultural production and innovative technologies can be unlocked to increase the productivity, stability, and resilience of production systems with goals beyond just raising yields, including saving water and energy, reducing risk, improving product quality, protecting the environment and climate change mitigation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Investigating farm management practices that may foster green growth
The role of soil and water conservation in the transition to green growth
What does organic farming mean for green growth?
Unleashing the green growth potential of integrated pest management
How critical is modern agricultural biotechnology in increasing productivity sustainably?
Is precision agriculture the start of a new revolution?
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