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Organic farmers’ reality to manage functional agrobiodiversity in European organic apple orchards

Fernique, Sarah; Penvern, Servane; Cardona, Aurélie; Ahrenfeldt, Erica; Grebeau, D.; Jamar, Laurent; kruzynska, Dorota; Matray, Silvia; Ozoliņa-Pole, Laura; Ralle, Baiba; Sigsgaard, Lene; Steinemann, Beatrice; Świergiel, Weronika; Telfser, Joseph; Warlop, Francois and Herz, Annette (2016) Organic farmers’ reality to manage functional agrobiodiversity in European organic apple orchards. In: Foerdergemeinschaft Oekologischer Obstbau e.V. (FOEKO). (Ed.) Organic farmers’ reality to manage functional agrobiodiversity in European organic apple orchards, Foerdergemeinschaft Oekologischer Obstbau e.V. (FOEKO) Traubenplatz 5, D-74189 Weinsberg E-Mail: foeko@foeko.de www.foeko.de, Weinsberg, pp. 268-269.

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Online at: https://www.ecofruit.net/2016/53_Fernique_268bis269.pdf


According to its principles and standards, organic farming particularly rely on natural processes and functional agro-biodiversity (FAB) to benefit from essential ecosystem services. However, these processes are mostly complex, hardly visible and site-specific, thereby making it difficult to assess and manage on-farm. A European survey has been carried out among organic farmers and emphasizes the variability among countries with a diversity of techniques targeting different functional groups according to farming contexts and farmers’ expectations. The different criteria used by farmers to evaluate FABtechniques efficiency and implementation potential clearly illustrate the difficulty to assess the agroecosystem as a whole.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:functional agrobiodiversity; pest mangement, biological control; organic apple orchards; farmer survey
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishbiological controlhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_918
Englishorganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Englishorchard crops -> fruit cropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3120
Subjects: Knowledge management > Research methodology and philosophy > Systems research and participatory research
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Fruit and berries
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ECOORCHARD
Related Links:https://www.ecofruit.net/proceedings-2016.html#0
Deposited By: Sigsgaard, Assoc. Prof. Lene
ID Code:33702
Deposited On:07 Sep 2018 09:23
Last Modified:07 Sep 2018 09:23
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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