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.
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
|Research affiliation:|| UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm|
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR)
|Deposited By:||Measures, Mr M|
|Deposited On:||05 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:35|
|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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