Sustainability as the basis of organic farming


Defeder as a company specialized in the manufacture of organic fertilizers promotes a ecological agriculture compared to the conventional Ecological is more sustainable and in this post we are going to give different arguments to prove it.

In general, conventional agriculture uses more water than organic farming so power usage is high. Anything that requires a large consumption of energy is increasingly problematic, since generating it is the most polluting activity.

We know how to deal with pests without agrochemicals and how to coexist with Mother Nature without killing everything that lives in and around the crops. biodiversity loss it is one of the biggest problems related to conventional intensive agriculture.

Organic crops have a yield of between 10% and a lower 30%. This is a fact and is often used against organic farming. However, One third of the food we produce is wasted! This raises the question: would it really be so bad to produce less? Not throwing away more than a billion tons of food a year, but producing only what we consume? On the other hand, if the problem is not producing enough food for humans, we might as well just cut back on meat and dairy. After all, 33 % of the crops are used for the production of feed for livestock. 

Besides, the crop yield loss It is something that must be taken into account over time. In 20 years, fields that have been continuously abused with herbicides and overproduced will probably have no fertility, that is, no life. They will be completely barren and keeping them arable will require huge amounts of resources (if they can be saved at all). Defeder's goal is to end the stricken land problem. For this reason, the amount of organic matter that our products provide in these soils punished by synthetic fertilizers and herbicides is of vital importance.

The Soil degradation is one of the many terrible side effects of climate change., and filling them with (agro)chemicals only makes the situation worse.

Defeder encourages all those farmers to take the step to convert to organic farming, not out of fashion but because we give weighty arguments and show that sustainability and organic farming is better than conventional farming.

The sustainable agriculture it is a concept that involves the economic, the social and the environmental and avoids thinking in non-individualistic terms.