19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020

30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020
The future of organic farming and the environment

All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised

29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Evidence for the biodiversity benefits of organic farming

Category: News
9 January 2014

A newly-published paper provides more evidence for the biodiversity benefits of organic farming using a meta-analysis of 94 studies

The paper Land-use intensity and the effects of organic farming on biodiversity: a hierarchical meta-analysis, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, showed that on average, organic farming increased species richness by about 30%. This effect was greater in more intensively farmed regions.

More information here

Keywords: biodiversity organic farming land-use

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