Cookies on CABI Bookshop

Like most websites we use cookies. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

 

Continuing to use www.cabi.org  means you agree to our use of cookies. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.

Search this site
Sign up for the CABI e-zine Newsletter
Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment

Organic Farming

Organic Farming

An International History

October 2007 / Hardback / 282 Pages / 9780851998336 £98.99 / €125.00 / $186.95
With 10% online discount: £89.09 / €112.50 / $168.26
Add to CartAdd to cart
October 2007 / Paperback / 282 Pages / 9781845938765 £35.99 / €47.00 / $72.95
With 10% online discount: £32.39 / €42.30 / $65.66
Add to CartAdd to cart

Main Description

Beginning as a small protest to the industrialization of agriculture in the 1920s, organic farming has become a significant force in agricultural policy, marketing, and research. No longer dismissed as unscientific and counterproductive, organic techniques are now taken seriously by farmers, consumers, scientists, food processors, marketers, and regulatory agencies in much of the world. Organic farming is both dynamic and forward-looking but is also rooted in tradition. It is these traditions that can provide valuable starting points in debates over how organic farming should meet new challenges such as globalization, the emergence of new production techniques, and growing concern over equity and social justice in agriculture. Complementing general discussions with case histories of important organic institutions in various countries, this comprehensive discussion is the first to explore the development of organic agriculture.


This title is now also available in paperback.

  • Part 1: Origins and Principles
  • Chapter 1: What Explains the Rise of Organic Farming?
  • Chapter 2: The Origins of Organic Farming
  • Chapter 3: Organic Values
  • Chapter 4: The Science of Organic Farming
  • Chapter 5: The Evolution of Organic Practice
  • Part 2: Policies and Markets
  • Chapter 6: The Development of Governmental Support for Organic Farming in Europe
  • Chapter 7: The Organic Market
  • Chapter 8: Development of Standards for Organic Farming
  • Part 3: Organizations and Institutions
  • Chapter 9: IFOAM and the History of the International Organic Movement
  • Chapter 10: The Soil Association
  • Chapter 11: Ecological Farmers Association and the Success of Swedish Organic Agriculture
  • Chapter 12: MAPO and the Argentinian Organic Movement
  • Chapter 13: NASAA and Organic Agriculture in Australia
  • Chapter 14: FiBL and Organic Research in Switzerland
  • Chapter 15: The Organic Trade Association
  • Part 4: Challenges
  • Chapter 16: A Look toward the Future
  • Part 1: Origins and Principles
  • Chapter 1: What Explains the Rise of Organic Farming?
  • Chapter 2: The Origins of Organic Farming
  • Chapter 3: Organic Values
  • Chapter 4: The Science of Organic Farming
  • Chapter 5: The Evolution of Organic Practice
  • Part 2: Policies and Markets
  • Chapter 6: The Development of Governmental Support for Organic Farming in Europe
  • Chapter 7: The Organic Market
  • Chapter 8: Development of Standards for Organic Farming
  • Part 3: Organizations and Institutions
  • Chapter 9: IFOAM and the History of the International Organic Movement
  • Chapter 10: The Soil Association
  • Chapter 11: Ecological Farmers Association and the Success of Swedish Organic Agriculture
  • Chapter 12: MAPO and the Argentinian Organic Movement
  • Chapter 13: NASAA and Organic Agriculture in Australia
  • Chapter 14: FiBL and Organic Research in Switzerland
  • Chapter 15: The Organic Trade Association
  • Part 4: Challenges
  • Chapter 16: A Look toward the Future
A wealth of information… this is a fascinating book. Australian Organic Producer, Spring 2011.