The paper explores how organic agriculture mitigates climate change by reducing direct and indirect sources of greenhouse gas emissions and acting as a carbon sink via soil carbon sequestration. Organic agriculture helps adapt to climate change by promoting soil health, biodiversity and resilient agroecosystems. Public and private efforts to support organic as a climate mitigation tool exist but need stronger federal support to maximize benefits. The paper identifies specific recommendations to support organic farmers and encourage transition to organic farming as a key strategy for climate change mitigation and adaptation in the agriculture sector.

Source:IOAS  News,September 11th 2020