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Ecological approach to organic farming in the Tropics

Bautze, David; Dietemann, Lauren and Huber, Beate (2022) Ecological approach to organic farming in the Tropics. FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
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This factsheet introduces the ecological approach to organic farming, changes that are necessary to implement the approach, expected benefits, and provides a few examples of recommended systems for the tropics. The information is based on long-term experiments and on-farm research conducted in the scope of three projects across different countries in Africa, as well as Bolivia and India. Further products in the series, e.g., posters, videos and more, are linked in the ‘Further information’ section on the last page of this factsheet.

EPrint Type:Teaching resource
What problem does the tool address?:Interest in ecological organic agriculture is increasing across Africa due to the need for more sustainable options
to agricultural production, food and nutrition security, and concerns about the negative effects of synthetic agrochemicals on human and environmental health. Organic farming requires not only renouncing synthetic agrochemicals but a shift in approach and focus – moving to a holistic system view. Some key points must be considered in order to successfully transition to a truly ecological organic approach.
What solution does the tool offer?:An active, system-oriented ecological approach to organic farm management is required for success – this is knowledge-intensive and should focus on practices that use local
resources to care for the soils and boost biodiversity.
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines, Video, Other type of tool
Other Type:PowerPoint
Keywords:Abacus, FiBL6518802
Subjects:"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > Africa
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International > Regions > Africa
Deposited By: Dietemann, Lauren
ID Code:44392
Deposited On:14 Sep 2022 12:38
Last Modified:01 Feb 2023 10:08
Document Language:English

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