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Sustainability in global agriculture driven by organic farming

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Agricultural practices need to change to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. How to achieve the SDGs is heavily contested. Here we propose a policy framework that triggers the required transition. Organic agriculture, although not a silver bullet, is a useful component in such strategy.

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  1. Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Frank Eyhorn
  2. IFOAM — Organics International, Bonn, Germany

    • Frank Eyhorn
    •  & Louise Luttikholt
  3. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland

    • Adrian Muller
  4. Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Zurich ETHZ, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Adrian Muller
  5. Washington State University, Pullman, USA

    • John P. Reganold
  6. International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (iPES Food)

    • Emile Frison
  7. Millennium Institute, Washington, DC, USA

    • Hans R. Herren
  8. TMG Think Tank for Sustainability, Berlin, Germany

    • Alexander Mueller
    •  & Nadia El-Hage Scialabba
  9. Thünen Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

    • Jürn Sanders
  10. Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    • Verena Seufert
  11. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK

    • Pete Smith

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Frank Eyhorn serves as Vice-President of IFOAM — Organics International. The authors do not have any competing interests regarding the content of this article.

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