‘Conserve Energy Future ‘(CFF) describes organic farming as follows. “Organic farming is a technique which involves cultivation of plants and rearing of animals in natural ways. This process involves the use of biological materials, avoiding synthetic substances to maintain soil fertility and ecological balance thereby minimizing pollution and wastage. It relies on ecologically balanced agricultural principles like crop rotation, green manure, organic waste, biological pest control, mineral and rock additives. Organic farming make use of pesticides and fertilizers if they are considered natural and avoids the use of various petrochemical fertilizers and pesticides.”
As more and more people are becoming aware of the adverse effects of genetically modified crops and chemical fertilizers on human beings and the environment, the organic movement which uses eco friendly and sustainable practices in agriculture is gaining momentum.
Read about organic farming in detail on the following websites.
http://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-landmarks/principles-organic-agriculture . The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), is the worldwide umbrella organization for the organic agriculture movement. IFOAM seeks to encourage organic agriculture in Africa, highlights the role of organic agriculture in countering climate change, and works to reduce world hunger by reducing wastage and spreading sustainable farming practices.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Organic_farming . Read in detail about organic farming practices, the history of organic farming, and key concepts like crop diversity, preserving soil health, and organic weed management and pest control. Also read about raising organic livestock without chemical feed, and the rejection of genetically modified crops.
http://www.ofrf.org/organic-faqs . This article addresses a series of frequently asked questions about organic farming. It talks of issues like the higher cost of organic farming, what certified organic means, and organic fertilization.
http://www.conserve-energy-future.com/organic-farming-benefits.php . This articles succinctly outlines the key features, principles, and benefits of organic farming. We learn that organic farming seeks to positively impact the wellbeing of soil, plants, animals, humans, and the earth itself while growing sustainable , toxin free food.
Check the links below for information on farming and living organically in a healthful, environmentally conscious manner.