Organic and agroecological farming are best guarantee for long-term food security, says new TP Organics policy brief
TP Organics, the European Technology Platform for Research & Innovation into Organics and Agroecology hosted by IFOAM Organics Europe, has published a new policy brief “Organic and agroecological farming: Safeguarding long-term food security”, which summarises the latest scientific research findings and provides evidence-based arguments for the organic sector’s communication around this topic.
The policy brief and the three accompanying infographics show that sustainable food security requires system change. Organic farming proves that it is possible to produce sufficient nutritious food whilst preserving biodiversity, storing carbon in soils, and making our food production more resilient to the increasing impacts of climate change.
The brief also puts forward five main recommendations for EU food security:
- Put in place a strong SUR, Nature Restoration Law, and Soil Monitoring Law;
- Increase support for organic to make 25% organic farmland in Europe a reality;
- Reduce food waste and loss;
- Consume less but better animal products;
- Include sustainability and agency in the definition of food security, involve all actors and implement true cost accounting.
TP Organics is the European Technology Platform for Organic Food and Farming. IFOAM Organics Europe is a founding member and hosts its secretariat. Visit www.tporganics.eu for more information and follow its Twitter and LinkedIn @TPorganics.
TP Organics’ work on food security has received additional support from European Climate Foundation.
The work of IFOAM Organics Europe on this topic is co-financed by the LIFE programme of the European Union, under the Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). This page only reflects the views of the authors and its sole responsibility lies with IFOAM Organics Europe. The CINEA is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information provided.