Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture by Dilip Nandwani (eds.)

By Dilip Nandwani (eds.)

Focusing on natural farming, this e-book offers peer-reviewed contributions from top foreign teachers and researchers within the box of natural agriculture, plant ecosystems, sustainable horticulture and comparable parts of biodiversity technological know-how. It comprises case experiences and experiences on natural agriculture, horticulture and pest administration, use of microorganisms, composting, crop rotation, natural milk and meat construction, in addition to ecological matters. This particular ebook addresses a big selection of subject matters from all continents, making it a priceless reference source for college kids, researchers and agriculturists who're curious about biodiversity, agroecology and sustainable improvement of agricultural resources.

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Organic farming partially replaces external inputs by knowledge and information (Schmid et al. 2009). Attention is required to a broad range of factors such as consumer needs, producer’s availability, potential processors, and retailers of organic food, but also knowledge of certifying bodies, governments, and other policy makers (Schmid et al. 2009). Local governments often support farmers’ markets by providing the market infrastructure and advertising. It is important that long-term methods for the support of these efforts are developed (Panneerselvam et al.

Ltd Sloan AE (2002) The natural and organic foods marketplace. Food Technol 56(1):27–37 Smith P, Martino D, Cai Z, et al (2007) Agriculture. In: Metz B, Davidson OR, Bosch PR, Dave R, Meyer LA. (eds) Climate Change 2007: mitigation. Contribution of working group III to the fourth assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 497–540 Stolze M, Piorr A, Haring A et al (2000) The environmental impacts of organic farming in organic cropping systems for grain production and soil improvement.

UNCTAD (2004) and the IMF (2004) have recently conducted studies into Cambodian agricultural markets and concluded that farmers lack the bargaining power necessary to achieve higher incomes due to a number of factors. These include limited long-term finance, uncertain property rights, limited access to markets, lack of information, lack of government support, low levels of trust, and lack of capacity to handle postharvest produce (Beban-France 2008). Organic agriculture was first introduced in Turkey by European companies (Tate 1994), in the quest to supply Turkish organic products that cannot be grown in Europe (Demiryürek 2000).

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