Farming: Non-Chemical and Pesticide-Free (European Council Regulations [EED/209/91])

Authored by: Inger Källander , Gunnar Rundgren

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-100000389

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Abstract

Agriculture methods that exclude pesticides and other chemical inputs are spreading rapidly all over the world. Commonly known as organic farming, this agriculture model is increasingly recognized by farmers, consumers, environmentalists and policy-makers as a way to improve environmental, social, and economical sustainability in food production. This entry explains the concept of Organic Farming and gives an overview of the current situation, growth factors and dynamics, and basic practices.

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