SAOSO will engage in climate policy solutions that help transition agriculture towards a more sustainable model.
Advance Organic Agriculture
Any policy that addresses the role of climate change in food and agriculture should advance the opportunity for organic to be a climate change solution, allow organic to be successful, and not undermine organic.
Are Science-Based, Data-Driven And Verifiable
Focus On Outcomes And Continuous Improvement
Promote Soil Health And Carbon Sequestration
Lower The Use Of Fossil-Fuel Based Chemicals
Chemical fertilisers and pesticides are a key source of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Climate policies should minimise the use of and eliminate the dependency on fossil-fuel based inputs, especially synthetic nitrogen fertilisers.
Provide Solutions For Mitigation And Adaptation
Policies should provide the resources to not only mitigate the impacts of climate change but also help the agricultural sector adapt to a changing climate.
Incentivise Farmers And Businesses
Decarbonise The Economy
Policies that increase greenhouse gas emissions or rollback progress in decarbonising the economy and reducing emissions should be opposed.