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Markus Steffens
(Dr. rer. nat)

Department of Soil Sciences
Head of Climate
Ackerstrasse 113
CH-5070 Frick

Phone +41 (0)62 865-0418
Fax +41 (0)62 865-7273

Climate Impact of Organic Agriculture

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting capacity to adapt to climate change is of key importance for the sustainable development of future farming systems. This needs to be addressed by implementing the concept of eco-functional intensification. In this regard the key questions are:

  • What is the climate change mitigation potential of organic farming systems?
  • Can new innovations such as biochar contribute to climate change mitigation?
  • How to improve the capacity of sustainable farming systems to adapt to climate change?


Markus Steffens

Further information

Organic farming and climate change