Study Demonstrates Economic Efficiency of Agroecological Management

A study published in Scientia Horticulturae compared conventional, organic-input, and organic agroecological blueberry production systems in Chile. The systems were compared on environmental and economical bases. In the study of 12 farms, four of each type, a farm that used organic management based on agroecological principles achieved the highest yield, though yields were not statistically different. The organic management based on agroecological principles also had the lowest cost of production, showing it as the most efficient production system from both an environmental and an economic perspective.