Organic Farming Book

Organic Farming


  • Author : Sarath Chandran
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 436
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128132739

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Organic Farming Excerpt :

Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods explores the core definition and concepts of organic farming in sustainability, its influence on the ecosystem, the significance of seed, soil management, water management, weed management, the significance of microorganisms in organic farming, livestock management, and waste management. The book provides readers with a basic idea of organic farming that presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. Written by a team of global experts, and with the aim of providing a current understanding of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions. Presents the basic principles of organic farming and sustainable development Discusses the role of soil in organic agriculture Addresses various strategies in seed processing and seed storing, seed bed preparation, watering of seeds and seed quality improvement Includes updated information on organic fertilizers and their preparation techniques

Sustainable Agriculture   Beyond Organic Farming Book
Score: 5
From 15 Ratings

Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming


  • Author : Sean Clark
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-07-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038423041

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Sustainable Agriculture Beyond Organic Farming Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Sustainable Agriculture–Beyond Organic Farming" that was published in Sustainability

Advances in Organic Farming Book

Advances in Organic Farming


  • Author : Vijay Singh Meena
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128223598

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Advances in Organic Farming Excerpt :

Advances in Organic Farming: Agronomic Soil Management Practices focuses on the integrated interactions between soil-plant-microbe-environment elements in a functioning ecosystem. It explains sustainable nutrient management under organic farming and agriculture, with chapters focusing on the role of nutrient management in sustaining global ecosystems, the remediation of polluted soils, conservation practices, degradation of pollutants, biofertilizers and biopesticides, critical biogeochemical cycles, potential responses for current and impending environmental change, and other critical factors. Organic farming is both challenging and exciting, as its practice of “feeding the soil, not the plant provides opportunity to better understand why some growing methods are preferred over others. In the simplest terms, organic growing is based on maintaining a living soil with a diverse population of micro and macro soil organisms. Organic matter (OM) is maintained in the soil through the addition of compost, animal manure, green manures and the avoidance of excess mechanization. Presents a comprehensive overview of recent advances and new developments in the field OF research within a relevant theoretical framework Highlights the scope of the inexpensive and improved management practices Focuses on the role of nutrient management in sustaining the ecosystems

The World of Organic Agriculture Book

The World of Organic Agriculture


  • Author : Minou Yussefi-Menzler
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-09-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136535239

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The World of Organic Agriculture Excerpt :

The new edition of this annual publication (previously published solely by IFOAM and FiBL) documents recent developments in global organic agriculture. It includes contributions from representatives of the organic sector from throughout the world and provides comprehensive organic farming statistics that cover surface area under organic management, numbers of farms and specific information about commodities and land use in organic systems. The book also contains information on the global market of the burgeoning organic sector, the latest developments in organic certification, standards and regulations, and insights into current status and emerging trends for organic agriculture by continent from the worlds foremost experts. For this edition, all statistical data and regional review chapters have been thoroughly updated. Completely new chapters on organic agriculture in the Pacific, on the International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture and on organic aquaculture have been added. Published with IFOAM and FiBL

Organic Agriculture  Environment and Food Security Book

Organic Agriculture Environment and Food Security


  • Author : Nadia Scialabba
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 9251048193

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Organic Agriculture Environment and Food Security Excerpt :

Organic agriculture is defined as an environmentally and socially sensitive food supply system. This publication considers the contribution of organic agriculture to ecological health, international markets and local food security. It contains a number of case studies of the practical experiences of small farmers throughout the world (including India, Iran, Thailand, Uganda and Brazil) who have adopted fully integrated food systems, and analyses the prospects for a wider adoption of organic agriculture. The book also discusses the weakness of institutional support for nurturing existing knowledge and exchange in organic agriculture.

Organic Farming Book

Organic Farming


  • Author : Charles A. Francis
  • Publisher : ASA-CSSA-SSSA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 0891181733

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Organic Farming Excerpt :

This book represents a current look at what we know about organic farming practices and systems, primarily from the U.S. and Canadian perspectives. the discussion begins with history and certification, ecological knowledge as the foundation for sustaining food systems, and biodiversity. The next chapters address crop-animal systems; forages, grain, oil seed, and specialty crops; organic cropping and soil nutrient needs; and vegetation and pest management. Readers will next learn about marketing organics, organic foods and food security, and education and research. The book concludes with a survey of the future of organic farming and a perspective on the agricultural industry and the future of the rural sector.--COVER.

Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture Book

Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture


  • Author : Priyanka Parvathi
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2017-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786393050

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Fair Trade and Organic Agriculture Excerpt :

The markets for organic and fair trade certified commodities are growing rapidly, with environmentally sound and more equitable certification systems likely to offer benefits for both small-scale farmers and society at large. Despite much debate about their contribution to sustainability, there has been little scientific analysis, so it is vital to assess if it is technically and economically feasible to meet growing consumer demands regarding food safety, quality and ethics through smallholder and marginal producers. Overall, there is a need to explore the potential of these certification systems as emerging areas in research and development cooperation. This book is an important read for researchers and students in agricultural and development economics, and it is also a useful resource for policy makers and practitioners involved in organic and fair trade agriculture.

The Market Gardener Book
Score: 5
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The Market Gardener


  • Author : Jean-Martin Fortier
  • Publisher : New Society Publisher
  • Release Date : 2014-03-01
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 9781550925555

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“Few books have grabbed my attention as dramatically as this one—because it’s ultimately do-able for thousands of would-be food and farm healers.” —Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm Grow better not bigger with proven low-tech, human-scale, biointensive farming methods Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think. Growing on just 1.5 acres, Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process. The Market Gardener is a compendium of proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on: · Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay · Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices · Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches. Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. “Very well done and should be of great use to market growers everywhere.” —Eliot Coleman, organic farming pioneer and author of The New Organic Grower “Both visionary and practical, it is a work of rare intelligence.” —Charles Herve-Gruyer, permaculture teacher and grower at la Fermedu BecHellouin, France

Organic Farming Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Organic Farming


  • Author : Hari Ram Prajapati
  • Publisher : Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-09-15
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9789353882426

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Organic Farming Excerpt :

Organic farming has experienced steady growth in terms of production, number of growers, area under cultivation and rise in use of organic inputs across India and Asia in general in recent times. It has gradually emerged as a viable substitute for the high-cost, high-polluting mechanized farming prevalent in many parts of the world, including India. This book starts with an extensive description of the economics of organic farming. Food products are grown by two groups—conventional growers, who target the mass market, and organic growers who target either the ‘niche urban market’ or the worldwide export market. The demand for major organic food items such as milk, meat, eggs and dairy products is growing rapidly in national urban and international markets. On the other hand, the conventional grower has a large share of both national and international markets. The book clearly differentiates between the economics of these two product and farming types. The book closely analyses why some Indian states are doing better than others and why some countries are doing better than others in Asia in organic farming. It describes the state-wise growth of the organic market in India as a result of the proactive policies and actions of states which are more successful than others. The book also presents exhaustively the international organic farming rules and regulations based on four principles—health, ecology, fairness and care, which constitute the basis for the formulation of rules and regulations by all countries, which in turn further enable the expansion and development of organic farming along scientific and democratic lines.

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods Book

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods


  • Author : Niels Halberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136469367

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Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods Excerpt :

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) 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 covers market-oriented approaches and challenges for OA as part of high value chains and as an agro-ecologically based development for improving food security. 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. The chapters specifically provide readers with: an overview of the state of research on OA from socio-economic, environmental and agro-ecological perspectives an analysis of the current and potential role of OA in improving livelihoods of farmers, in sustainable value chain development, and in implementation of agro-ecological methods proposed strategies for exploiting and improving the potential of OA and overcoming the constraints for further development a review of the strengths and weaknesses of OA in a sustainable development context

Global Development of Organic Agriculture Book

Global Development of Organic Agriculture


  • Author : Niels Halberg
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845930783

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Global Development of Organic Agriculture Excerpt :

Agriculture and food systems, including organic agriculture, are undergoing a technological and structural modernization strongly influenced by growing globalization. Organic agricultural movements can be seen as a tangible effort towards more sustainable development. However, there are large differences between, on the one hand, industrialized farming and consumption based on global food chains and, on the other, smallholder farmers and resource poor people primarily linked in local food markets in low-income countries. This book provides an overview of the potential role of organic agriculture in a global perspective. The book discusses in-depth political ecology, ecological justice, ecological economics and free trade with new insights on the challenges for organic agriculture. This is followed by the potential role of organic agriculture for improving soil fertility, nutrient cycling and food security and reducing veterinary medicine use, together with discussions of research needs and the importance of non-certified organic agriculture.

The World of Organic Agriculture Book

The World of Organic Agriculture


  • Author : Helga Willer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Organic farming
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN 10 : 3934055338

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The World of Organic Agriculture Excerpt :

Survey of organic agriculture throughout the world.

Principles of Organic Farming Book

Principles of Organic Farming


  • Author : E. Somasundaram
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 412
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000533699

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Principles of Organic Farming Excerpt :

Principles of Organic Farming is a practical oriented text about organic crop management that provides background information as well as details of ecology-improving practices. This book is meant to give the reader a holistic appreciation of the principles and importance of organic farming and to suggest ecologically sound practices that help to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture. This book is intended as a professional basic textbook for undergraduate level students and will specifically meet the requirement of the students of organic farming being taught in all the agricultural universities across the globe. In addition, the purpose of this work is to spread the basic concepts of organic farming in order to; guide the production systems towards a sustainable agriculture and ecologically safe, obtain harmless products of higher quality, contribute to food security, generating income through the access to markets and improve working conditions of farmers and their neighborhoods. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods Book

Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods


  • Author : Niels Halberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849712958

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Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods Excerpt :

This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) 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 covers market-oriented approaches and challenges for OA as part of high value chains and as an agro-ecologically based development for improving food security. 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. The chapters specifically provide readers with: an overview of the state of research on OA from socio-economic, environmental and agro-ecological perspectives an analysis of the current and potential role of OA in improving livelihoods of farmers, in sustainable value chain development, and in implementation of agro-ecological methods proposed strategies for exploiting and improving the potential of OA and overcoming the constraints for further development a review of the strengths and weaknesses of OA in a sustainable development context