Organic farming is more environmentally friendly than conventional farming
Every kind of agriculture has an impact on the environment. It is the belief of the organic farming community that organic farming minimises the need for chemical inputs thereby limiting damage to health and the environment.
It is a more sustainable method of farming than conventional techniques and biodiversity is promoted.
Intensive farming is said to destroy the fertility of the land, but with organic farming and sustainable crop rotations, soil health is improved.
However, weed control is carried out mainly by mechanical cultivation methods thereby disrupting the soil structure, releasing carbon into the atmosphere, removing valuable moisture and increasing soil erosion.