Agriculture contributes by 15 % to global climate change (warming). If we add to this the greenhouse gases that are emitted into the atmosphere because of changes in the use of the soil (deforestation...), this percentage increases to 30 or 40 %. The combination of reduced tillage and organic farming is a promising opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But practice the reduced tillage without using herbicides is very difficult. Many organic farmers do it because they are afraid of invasion by weeds. That is why the number of farmers who practise reduced tillage is very limited. By putting these farmers in contact with each other it will be possible to continue without deep ploughing. Coop Fund for sustainable development supports this project from 2012 to 2016. During this time FiBL cooperates with 15 innovative organic farmers to look for opportunities how to develop reduced tillage.
Source: Munca de teren. Http://www.bioactualites.ch [online]. [cit. 2017-02-24]. Available at: www.bioactualites.ch/sol-sain-plantes-saines/grandes-cultures-bio/travail-sol.html