Conversion to organic production


Long term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

Dairy cows

Description of the measure

Diverse crop rotation, legumes, no pesticides and mineral fertiliseruse. Own feed production

Comments on sustainability

Organic production has positive effects on biodiversity, soil structure and water quality due to the diverse production system that includes legumes. No pesticides and less nutrients are washed into the ground/surface water (max. 2 Livestock units/ha). The GHG emissions per produced unit is mostly not improved due to the lower yields. After the conversion time, better market prices can be reached. Agricultural advice is recommended.