Studies (Badgley et al. 2006; Lotter 2003; Hine et al. 2008) indicate that organic agriculture has the potential to contribute quite substantially to the global food supply, while reducing the detrimental environmental impacts of conventional agriculture. Particularly in drought situations, biodynamic agricultural systems consistently outperform conventional agricultural systems, out-yielding conventional agricultural crops by up to 100%. The increased water-holding capacity of biodynamic soils is one exemplary facilitator of increased yields through biodynamic agriculture.
Evidence from research shows that in developing countries, agricultural yields in organic systems (and biodynamic agriculture) do not fall, and at the very least remain stable when converting from systems that use relatively low amounts of synthetic inputs. Over time, yields increase and outperform those in traditional systems while matching those in more conventional, input-intensive systems.