Agronomic techniques for the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in organic farming

An EIP AGRI operational group was set up in Emilia Romagna to identify agronomic techniques that contribute to the reduction of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions in organic farming. 
 

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Project summary: 

Modern agriculture, and organic farming in particular, offers great opportunities to contribute to the mitigation of the greenhouse effect through the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the increase in the soil’s capacity to absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide. 
For this reason an EIP AGRI operational group was set up in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, to help identify those production techniques which, with the same production yields and product quality, reduce the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2 ), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4) in fruit crops and dairy farms producing certified organic milk.
 

Project results: 

Estimation of GHG emissions in organic orchards.
Estimation of GHG emissions in organic dairy cattle farming 
Estimation of soil carbon sequestration. 
Evaluation of the estimates for the identification of good practices in emission mitigation.
Identification of good practices for the mitigation of GHG emissions. These good practices will be disseminated and transferred to the organic fruit and livestock sectors.