Ecological Intensification

 

 

The IFOAM ecological Intensification campaign outlines how ecological knowledge and science can be used to increase the resilience, productivity and profitability of farms through the intensification of nature’s ecological functions and biodiversity. The campaign aims to reverse the prevailing paradigm of food scarcity and empower the world’s small food producers with knowledge to affordably increase the performance of their farms and livelihoods based on nature’s ecological functions and biodiversity.

The campaign underpins all the other IFOAM campaigns by outlining the technical means for addressing food security and climate change and strengthening the majority of the world’s 3 billion small food producers. The campaign maps the diversity of these ecologically intensified organic farming systems to provide policy makers with a comprehensive overview of the power of nature to nourish the world.