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Organic farming can be defined as the raising of crops without the use of pesticides, and (not necessarily according to all definitions), also without the use of artificial fertilisers. In recent times it has also come to exclude the use of any plants with genetically modified germplasm. This category deals with the techniques of organic farming where they differ from those of conventional farming.
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FiBL - Independent, non-profit, research institute for advancing cutting-edge science in the field of organic agriculture. Works with farmers to boost agricultural productivity while considering environmental, health and socio-economic impacts. Provides ractical research, advisory work, training and conferences. Offices worldwide. [English,French,German,Italian] Organic Eprints - Open access archive for papers related to research in organic agriculture. Earthbound Farm - Grows and packages a line of organic salads and other produce. Includes information about organic farming. Central California. Organic Food Federation - UK organization offering BRC certification, promoting organic methods and maintaining high standards. Provides information on how to join, news, FAQ and downloads. Organic Europe - An overview of organic farming in 25 European countries. Live Earth Products - Producers of humates derived from humic shale. Information about marketing the material, and its benefits. Peaceful Valley Farm Supply - Supplies tools, equipment, and goods to organic gardeners and farmers. - Danish organic food and farming network. News, companies, facts and organizations. Organics: The Blurred Vision of ABC's 20/20 - J. Robert Hatherill and Jeff Nelson expose the way that chemical companies use major media outlets to scare the public about the alleged "dangers" of organic foods. Acres U.S.A. - Monthly magazine covering commercial-scale organic and sustainable agriculture. Pig Health: Organic Farming - Articles on organic bacon, pork and pigmeat production in United Kingdom, Europe and the USA. Nojoqui Farms - Southern California growers of organic vegetables explain the benefits and techniques of organic growing in words and photos. Organic Farmers and Growers Ltd - Certification and inspection body for the production and processing of organic food in the UK. Technical information, news and events. Soil Foodweb Incorporated - Soil health laboratory services for organic growers, and information on sustainable agriculture. Organic Inputs Evaluation - The objective of the project is to develop recommendations for harmonized and standardized procedures for the evaluation of plant protection products, as well as for fertilizers and soil conditioners authorized for use in organic agriculture according to Council Regulation 2092/91. Core Organic - Coordination of European transnational research in organic food and farming. European Action Plan for Organic Food and Farming - The project and its partners are introduced, subscription of a newsletter is possible and the national action plans are described. Organic Agriculture Information Access - A collection of historic USDA publications related to organic agriculture, published before 1942. Quality Assurance International Organic Certification - A private, professional service corporation developed for the purpose of verifying the authenticity of food, fiber and other products which are organically grown under a management policy of sustainable agriculture. The Organic Center - Peer-reviewed scientific studies on the benefits of organic farming. Organic Certifiers - Providing certification of organic quality to grower or farmer. European Consortium for Organic Animal Breeding (ECO-AB) - It aims to promote organic agriculture through animal breeding based on the standards and principles of organic farming and directed at the needs of organic farming systems. Cyber-Help for Organic Farmers - Information and advice on production, growing, marketing and certification of vegetables, grains, livestock, greenhouses and seeds. Organic Agriculture at FAO - Provides information on organic agriculture such as work objectives, documents and publications. OrganicXseeds - Provides a searchable database of available organic seeds, vegetative propagation material and seed potatoes for the UK. Tiny Farm Blog - Daily photo journal of work on a small-scale certified organic vegetable farm growing for the local food market. Ecocert India - Inspection and certification agency for organic, fair trade and good agricultural practices (GAP) standards. Provides information on certification, standards, news and career opportunities. FLO-CERT GmbH - Independent international certification agency for Fairtrade production processes and products. English and Spanish. Farmers Can Be Heroes - The Rodale Institute offers a free online course for conventional farmers who want to transition to organic and provides information for consumers to help promote organic farming. Stockfree Organic Services - Provides information on organic farming without livestock. A panel of experienced farmers and growers offer to answer questions and discuss any issues on this subject. Organic Agriculture - A resource for farmers and others seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences and certification. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) - Swiss based coordinating group of researchers for organic agriculture in Europe. Details of research, publications, services and training. Manas Rural Development Institute - Indian sustainable community development program designed to encourage the production of healthy organic food with eco-friendly and sustainable conservation practices, based on the ancient science of Vedas. OneCert - World wide operating certification agency for organic manufacturing standards, programs and regulations. Provides links to related sites. Organic Trade Association: Organic Is Worth It - The OTA’s mission is to promote and protect organic trade, to benefit the environment, farmers, the public and the economy. Core Organic 2 - Information about the European transnational research cooperation project supported by the European Commission. This project runs for three years, 2010-2013 and is coordinated by ICROFS. Organic Standards - Databae with full texts of various international standards for the production of organic products. Organic Africa - Information on organic farming resources in Africa, including the African Organic Agriculture Training Manual and the Organic Farming Resource Directory Quavera alliance - The alliance of certification bodies displays its portfolio of services and the members. TP Organics - Technology Research Platform for organic food and farming. It integrates views of the organic sector and civil society to represent a broad perspective on research and development priorities that can leverage organic food and farming’s potential to address contemporary challenges. As other European Technology Platforms (ETP) it plays a key role in highlighting where the focus of research and development funding should be placed.
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