Author: Dr Isobel Tomlinson

Organic agriculture: The farming system fit for the 21st century

Dr Isobel Tomlinson
Summary The approaching ‘perfect storm’ of climate change, resource depletion, food insecurity and population growth, in addition to continuing environmental degradation and biodiversity loss, is forcing us all to think again about how we produce and consume food. This paper argues that organic, or agroecological, farming systems, combined with a necessary shift in our diets, offer solutions to many of these critical environmental, social and economic challenges facing our current …