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Farm Auditing for Sustainability

Measures, Mark (2004) Farm Auditing for Sustainability. In: Hopkins, A (Ed.) Organic Farming: Science & Practice for Profitable Livestock and Cropping, British Grassland Society, Reading, BGS Occasional Symposium, no. 37, pp. 27-30.

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Policy makers have now established sustainability as the new aim for UK farming. The development of the Farm Audit for Sustainability involved identifying the objectives of sustainable farming, based on the Principles of organic farming as set out by the International Federation of Organic Farming Movements (IFOAM) and establishment of indicators to assess the effectiveness of individual farms in meeting these objectives. On-farm use of the Farm Audit demonstrated that the tool was able to provide a comprehensive assessment of sustainability of the farming system and that it is an information and advisory tool which is potentially useful in benchmarking and development of the farming operation.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic farming, sustainability, farm audit
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Farming Systems
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR)
Deposited By: Measures, Mr M
ID Code:10881
Deposited On:05 Sep 2007
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed
Additional Publishing Information:Hard copies of the whole volume can be ordered from http://www.britishgrassland.com/bgs/services/publications.asp?id=21756&cid=2080&rcid=2080

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