Study assessed organic farming performance with respect to yield, drought-resistance and pollution

Organic farming systems produce lower yields compared with conventional agriculture. However, they are more profitable and environmentally friendly, and deliver equally or more nutritious foods that contain less (or no) pesticide residues, compared with conventional farming, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. Agronomists at Washington State University argue that organic farming can trump conventional (…)

ICCG Webinar on how to manage water scarcity from an economics perspective, with focus on California

The ICCG Webinar series in November featured a lesson given by Frank Convery and Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins on “Managing Water Scarcity – an Economics Perspective from California”. Frank Convery is Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and was member of the Expert Panel in this year’s Best Climate Practices contest on “Climate Change and Water Availability (…)