Dr. Niels Halberg
International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems
P.O. Box 50
8830 Tjele
Tel. +45 8715 8037

New book: Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods

Recently the book "Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods", edited by Niels Halberg, ICROFS, and Adrian Müller, FiBL was published by Routledge.

Book cover

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It demonstrates the often unrecognised roles that organic farming can play in climate change, food security and sovereignty, carbon sequestration, cost internalisations, ecosystems services, human health and the restoration of degraded landscapes.

More information


  • Niels halberg, ICROFS, Denmark
  • Adrian Müller, FiBL Switzerland

About the Editors

Niels Halberg is Director of the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Tjele, Denmark.

Adrian Muller has a dual appointment as Senior Researcher at FiBL and at the Professorship for Environmental Policy and Economics (PEPE) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich, Switzerland.


Review copies for the media

A review copy for the media can be requested via the form on the Routledge website:

Discounted purchases

Members of the International Society for Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) as well as subscribers to the of the ICROFS and the FiBL newsletter will receive a 20% discount off the recommended retail price of the work, plus postage.