282 pages, Figs
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. Organic farming is both dynamic and forward-looking but is also rooted in tradition. This book explores the development of organic agriculture.
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.
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