Episode 294. Organic Production and the Climate

In this episode of Voices from the Field, NCAT Agriculture and Natural Resource Economist Jeff Schahczenski discusses the climate benefits of certified organic production systems with Dr. Amber Sciligo, Director of Science Programs at The Organic Center.

With training in systems-based research, Dr. Sciligo has worked closely with researchers, industry, farmers, and policymakers to identify organic research needs, and she has collaborated on a diverse range of research programs.

Some of those research topics include mitigating climate change, increasing the feasibility of integrating livestock into produce cropping systems, increasing the accessibility of equitable agricultural technology for organic farmers, reducing tensions between National Organic Program standards and third-party food safety requirements, and tackling challenges associated with inadvertent pesticide contamination across the organic supply chain.

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Contact Jeff Schahczenski at jeffs@ncat.org.

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