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Organic Farming an International History

Edited by W Lockeretz

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Author: Edited by W Lockeretz

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Beginning as a small protest to the industrialization of agriculture in the 1920s, organic farming has become a significant force in agricultural policy, marketing, and research. No longer dismissed as unscientific and counterproductive, organic techniques are now taken seriously by farmers, consumers, scientists, food processors, marketers, and regulatory agencies in much of the world.

Organic farming is both dynamic and forward-looking but is also rooted in tradition. It is these traditions that can provide valuable starting points in debates over how organic farming should meet new challenges such as globalization, the emergence of new production techniques, and growing concern over equity and social justice in agriculture. Complementing general discussions with case histories of important organic institutions in various countries, this comprehensive discussion is the first to explore the development of organic agriculture.

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Author Edited by W Lockeretz
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 304 pp
ISBN 9781845938765
Publication date March 2011
Book Type Softcover


Organic Farming: An International History

Part 1: Origins and Principles

  1. What Explains the Rise of Organic Farming?

  2. The Origins of Organic Farming

  3. Organic Values

  4. The Science of Organic Farming

  5. The Evolution of Organic Practice

    Part 2: Policies and Markets

  6. The Development of Governmental Support for Organic Farming in Europe

  7. The Organic Market

  8. Development of Standards for Organic Farming

    Part 3: Organizations and Institutions

  9. IFOAM and the History of the International Organic Movement

  10. The Soil Association

  11. Ecological Farmers Association and the Success of Swedish Organic Agriculture

  12. MAPO and the Argentinian Organic Movement

  13. NASAA and Organic Agriculture in Australia

  14. FIBL and Organic Research in Switzerland

  15. The Organic Trade Association

    Part 4: Challenges

  16. A Look Toward the Future

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