INPROFORUM 2016

The Productivity of Organic Farming in Different Agroecological Conditions
Radka Redlichová, Věra Bečvářová, Karel Vinohradský

Language: en
Last modified: 2017-03-13

Abstract


The paper presents the results of organic farming productivity in LFA and non-LFA agricultural conditions in the Czech Republic during the period 2001 – 2015. The methodology of the research is based on the comparison of organic and conventional farms development and contains all the FADN file companies. In the period 2001 – 2015 have the organic farms reached 30 – 40% of the conventional farms agricultural production intensity. In the LFA conditions reach the organic farms around 25 – 30% of conventional farms agricultural productivity, in the less favourable conditions of non-LFA is the ration around 40%.  The different level of land usage intensity between organic and conventional farms, as well as natural conditions associated with soil habitats, is involved by 50 – 60% by the different level of material and labour inputs and by 40% the different productivity of these inputs. Organic farms in the Czech Republic, having the half inputs for 1 ha, create the assumptions of lower environmental burden. However, the total labour and material intensity for one production unit is 1,4 – 1,7 times higher, compared to conventional farms, while the energy intensity is higher 1,7 – 1,8 times. These lead to the less favourable ecological footprint, taking the production for one inhabitant into consideration.

Keywords


Organic Farming; Agricultural Intensity; Productivity; Material Intensity; Energy Consumption; Ecological Footprint

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