Global Development of Organic Agriculture

Challenges and Prospects

Hardback
April 2006
9781845930783
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    27th April 2006
  • ISBN 9781845930783
  • Language English
  • Pages 384 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
$169.95

Modern agriculture and food systems, including organic agriculture, are undergoing a technological and structural modernization and are faced with a growing globalization. Organic agriculture (OA) can be seen as pioneering efforts to create sustainable development based on other principles than mainstream agriculture. There are however large differences between the challenges connected to, on one hand, modern farming and consumption in high-income countries and, on the other, smallholder farmers and resource poor consumers in low-income countries. The point of departure is the increasing globalization and the production and trade of food and fodder and how this influences the role of OA. This book provides an overview of the potential role and challenges of organic agriculture in this global perspective, as seen from different perspectives such as sustainability, food security and fair trade.

Global trends in agriculture and food systems
Globalisation and sustainable development: a potential ecology strategy to realize ecological justice
Organic agriculture and ecological justice: Ethics and practice
Ecological Economics and organic farming
Organic farming in a world of free trade
Certified and non-certified organic farming in the developing world
Possibilities for closing the urban rural nutrient cycles
Soil Fertility Depletion Sub-Saharan Africa: What is the Role of Organic Agriculture
Sustainable veterinary medical practices in organic farming: a global perspective
The impact of organic farming on food security in a regional and global perspective
Towards a global research programme for organic food and farming
Synthesis: The potential of organic farming in a globalised world

Niels Halberg

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Hugo F Alroe

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Marie T Knudsen

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Erik S Kristensen

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