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Book of Abstracts

11th IFOAM
Scientific Conference
11-15 August 1996
Copenhagen, Denmark

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Strategies for establishing sustainable agriculture in Westfalia, Germany S27

Markus, P.,

Ev. Akademie Iserlohn, Berliner Platz 12, D - 58638 Iserlohn

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Strategies to promote sustainable agriculture consist mainly of communication, education and capacity building. These efforts are addressed firstly to conventionally working farmers, advisors, administrators, politicians and to consumers. In a three years project farming systems are investigated for sustainability and strategies for the conversion of conventional farms are formulated. This work is based on the investigation of organic and conventional farms. Research groups check for, e.g., biodiversity, mass and energy flow and qualitative criteria like groundwater pollution. An important goal is to develop and establish a leitmotif of regional sustainable agriculture, including scientific data, sociological and ethical elements.

Markus, P. (1994): Umweltbildung auf dem Landein: Klima und Landwirtschaft, Arbeitsgemeinschaft fr Natur- und Umweltbildung (ed), Bustedt

Markus, P. (1996): Zukunft der Landwirtschaft in Deutschland. vol. 1, (ed) Evangelische Akademie Iserlohn, ISBN 3-931845-04-4

Markus, P. (1996): Zukunft der Landwirtschaft in Deutschland. vol. 2, (ed) Ev. Akademie Iserlohn,ISBN 3-931845-05-2