Combatting Climate Change – Organic September

Sep 10, 2021 | Blog

Cutting Out Chemicals

Did you know that organic farming can help to combat climate change? Pesticides and synthetic fertilisers, as used in conventional farming methods, are banned under organic farming standards. Conventional methods derive fertilisers through the burning fossil fuels. Organic farms create fertilisers from natural by-products, which is better for the land and the animals, while also helping to reduce emissions.

Healthy Soil

Organic soils are much healthier as they have a higher percentage of organic matter than soils on conventional farms. This is due to the higher level of manure and compost used on organic farms which put much needed nutrients back into the soil. As a result, organic soils can store more carbon from the atmosphere and also more water, making organic farms more resilient in the face of climate change.

Reducing Emissions

Cows are often named as big producers of greenhouse gases. Here at Ffosyficer Farm, home of Daioni Organic, we are taking extra steps to reduce our emissions. Seaweed has been proven to reduce methane emissions by up to 80% when added as a feed supplement. As well as this, it is a natural source of vitamins and minerals, making it a winner all round!

Read more about our Daioni Organic goodness here.