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Organic Arable Farming: Information for farmers considering conversion to organic production

{Tool} Organic Arable Farming: Information for farmers considering conversion to organic production. Creator(s): Organic, Farmers & Growers. Issuing Organisation(s): Organic Farmers & Growers. (2019)

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Summary

Is organic farming for you? Is it sufficiently profitable? What are the markets? Are livestock essential? Can weeds be controlled adequately in the long term? How do I go about conversion? This leaflet sets out to answer these questions, explain the options when converting a farm to organic production, and highlights the opportunities and the challenges of meeting the unprecedented demand for organic arable crops.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Learn about opportunities and challenges of converting a farm to organic production.
What problem does the tool address?:Demand for organic food has never been higher and with agricultural policy redirected towards the environment, it is a good time to consider conversion.
What solution does the tool offer?:There are exciting opportunities for conversion to organic arable production.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Keywords:cropping systems, crop rotation, plant protection, soil management, animal husbandry, farm management, farm economics, conversion to organic farming, monitoring and evaluation
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
cropping systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
English
crop rotation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6662
English
plant protection
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_5978
English
soil management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7176
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
farm management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2799
English
farm economics -> agricultural economics
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8672
English
conversion factors
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_51e9f45d
English
monitoring and evaluation
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_bea12d1e
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Animal husbandry
Crop husbandry
Soil
Values, standards and certification
Research affiliation: UK > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39473, https://ofgorganic.org/, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/289582689621039, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1411978846954561536
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:40148
Deposited On:02 Jul 2021 09:44
Last Modified:12 Jul 2021 13:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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