Integrating dairy cattle with pineapple production is an opportunity for closed nutrient cycles and income diversification. However, knowledge, access to inputs, and organized markets are needed as incentive for conversion to organic dairy production.

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This book reviews key research addressing key challenges faced by organic animal farming in improving yields, animal nutrition and health.

 

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This new book reviews ways of addressing the challenges organic crop cultivation, from developing better varieties to ways of improving crop nutrition and pest control.

 

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This book reviews key research addressing key challenges faced by organic animal farming in improving yields, animal nutrition and health.

20% discount on all online orders at checkout – use code ISOFAR20

 

Part 1 assesses current research on environmental impact, promoting animal health, enhancing naturalness and welfare. It also reviews how organic systems fit in with agroforestry, pastoralist and other smallholder farming systems.

 

The second part of the book includes case studies from leading experts on current research in improving the farming of particular species. Chapters review challenges and opportunities in organic dairy and beef farming, sheep and goats, pigs and poultry. There are also chapters on organic aquaculture as well as organic and natural beekeeping.

With its distinguished editors and international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for all those researching organic animal farming as well as the organic livestock farmers, organic certification and regulatory bodies.

 

Key features:

  • Reviews key challenges and solutions in improving the health and      welfare of organic farm animals
  • Addresses how organic livestock farming can build on smallholder      systems such as pastoralism and agroforestry
  • Includes case studies on improving organic farming of dairy and      beef cattle, sheep and goats, pig and poultry

“Organic livestock production has come a long way since any major, comprehensive summary of it was last published so this book is hugely welcome. The cast of editors and

authors, all leaders in their field, makes the book a reliable reference work for years to come.”

 

Dr Malla Hovi, Veterinary Epidemiologist, Consultant, Preventable Surprises

 

 


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Edited by: Dr Mette Vaarst, Senior Researcher in the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University, and in the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark. She has published widely on organic animal farming and coordinated a number of major European research projects in this area.

 

Dr Stephen Roderick manages research and development projects in organic and sustainable farming at Duchy College’s Rural Business School in the UK. He has published widely in animal health and farm resource management.

This new book reviews ways of addressing the challenges organic crop cultivation, from developing better varieties to ways of improving crop nutrition and pest control.

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Global sales of organic products have grown significantly, yet organic farming remains a small percentage of overall agricultural production with lower yields than conventional methods. Organic crop cultivation thus faces a range of challenges if it is to grow significantly. This volume reviews the wealth of research addressing these challenges.

 

Part 1 reviews developments in improving cultivation across the value chain, from breeding more robust, low input varieties to ways of maintaining soil health and improving crop nutrition. Part 2 discusses the key topic of pests and diseases with reviews of integrated pest and weed management as well as organic plant protection products. Part 3 covers ways of monitoring the environmental impact of organic farming whilst the final part of the book discusses ways of supporting organic cultivation in the developing world.

 

With its distinguished editor and an international team of expert authors, this will be a standard reference for all those interested in understanding, improving and promoting organic farming.

 

Key features:

  • Reviews key advances and best practice in cultivation techniques across the value chain of organic farming
  • Discusses ways of monitoring and improving the environmental impact of organic crop production
  • Particular focus on ways of supporting organic farming in the developing world

“Arable and particularly horticultural crops are central to organic agriculture. There remain tremendous challenges in research whilst the best sustainable practices are still not fully adopted by all organic farmers. A comprehensive reference book covering the latest research on improving organic agriculture is therefore indispensable and currently missing. With their wealth of expertise, the editor and the authors fill this very gap.”

Professor Urs Niggli, Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

 


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Edited by: Professor Ulrich Köpke is Director and Head of the Institute of Organic Agriculture at the University of Bonn, Germany. He was Founding President of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) which plays a leading role in promoting collaboration in international organic research. Professor Köpke has written over 200 publications on nutrient management, life cycle analysis and other techniques for optimising agronomic practices in organic agriculture, as well as coordinating a number of major European research projects in organic agriculture.

Soil fertility, cropping systems, nutrient-, humus balances, soil tillage, agroforestry, water household, knowledge transfer, local, indigenous, traditional ecological knowledge, farmers’ experiments, innovation, regulatory framework, certification systems, home gardens, wild collections, ethno sciences, rural development, urban food / farming systems, organic farming and societal change, systems theory/ scenario technique, transfer approaches, transdisciplinarity, ethics, farming systems in the tropics.

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