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The sustainable agriculture farming systems safs project at the university of california davis a 12 year research station experiment comparing conventional and organic systems showed water infiltration rates to be 50 percent higher in the organic system. Organic farming page 3 hdra the organic organisation why farm organically organic farming provides long term benefits to people and the environment organic farming aims to o increase long term soil fertility o control pests and diseases without harming the environment o ensure that water stays clean and safe. Organic farming is a method of crop and livestock production that involves much more than choosing not to use pesticides fertilizers genetically modified organisms antibiotics and growth hormones