1 July 2020
European Organic Congress 2020

Online event

7 July 2020
OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

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4 May 2020
Intercropping and Companion Cropping in Arable Systems

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30 April 2020
The Spring Bulletin No.131 is out!

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29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Biodiversity studies confirm organic benefits

Category: News
8 March 2011

OCW has published a review, written by ORC staff, of the scientific literature on the biodiversity impacts of organic farming. The published studies confirm a wide range and number of positive effects (62 out of 82 studies) with very few negative effects (6 out of 82 studies). The report outlines some generally accepted reasons for the impacts of organic farming and discusses some methodological issues associated with the research. The report also provides summaries of the research papers.

Read the whole report.

Keywords: Organic benefits biodiversity

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