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The highly respected and influential organizations Regeneration Belize (RB) 1 and Pro-Organic Belize (POB) 2, and their members and affiliated organizations, go to great lengths in Belize to promote sustainable agronomic practices that protect and restore soils and thus indirectly improve human activity. health, with less and less dependence on the use of synthetic / …

To achieve optimal food production in Africa, the continent’s leaders have been urged to support organic farming with the right policies and the right funding to meet the eternal challenges of environmental degradation. This was the position of experts and stakeholders, drawn from the agricultural industry and academia across the continent, during a workshop on …

In an effort to support environmentally safe agriculture, sustainable retailing and the fight against hunger, The Giant Co. has formed a partnership with Rodale Institute, which develops regenerative organic farming solutions. “Through education, research and training, the Rodale Institute is very clearly leading the charge of transforming agriculture for the better, and we are incredibly …

TACOMA, Washington – The organic farming movement has emerged in response to a growing awareness of the consequences of industrial farming. Organic farming claims that organic methods such as crop rotation and organic fertilization can promote biodiversity and improve soil quality to promote healthy crop growth. Brief history of industrial agriculture Industrial agriculture began in …

Advertising Healthy Vines, Pure Wines Explores Its Transformative Role In The California Wine Industry February 17 – SONOMA CA: Amigo Bob Cantisano, visionary advocate for sustainable agriculture and organic winemaking who passed away on December 26, 2020, has made profound and beneficial changes to wineries across California. Much of his knowledge – life’s work in …

Organic fertilizer applied before planting mineralizes before the crop begins to absorb nitrogen. Levels of nitrate released by microbes in the first six to eight weeks after planting are easily eliminated because the crop has not matured enough to absorb it (courtesy E. Wingate.) Before Haber and Bosch invented atmospheric nitrogen fixation, farmers used manure, …

Daijiworld Media Network – Chitradurga (SP) Chitradurga, January 29: Everyone these days yearns to spend time in air-conditioned offices and hates farming. Young people in particular are heading to cities as soon as possible. Graduated engineers in particular roam from company to company to work in cool and comfortable conditions. Unlike them, a lady here …

Daijiworld Media Network – Chitradurga (SP) Chitradurga, January 29: Everyone these days yearns to spend time in air-conditioned offices and hates farming. Young people in particular are heading to cities as soon as possible. Graduated engineers in particular roam from company to company to work in cool and comfortable conditions. Unlike them, a lady here …

Senator Cynthia Villar expressed her gratitude to President Rodrigo Duterte who enacted Republic Law (RA) 11511 on December 23, a measure that aims to strengthen organic farming in the Philippines. The legislation was primarily drafted and sponsored by Villar, chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Food Committee. Senator Cynthia Villar is spearheading the launch of …

THE PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte enacted a measure to strengthen organic farming in the Philippines. Republic Law (RA) 11511, an amendment to RA 10068 or the Organic Farming Law of 2010, aims to strengthen the national organic farming program and promote the consumption of organic products by launching a campaign national awareness and consumer education. “It …

Houston Wilson was named the first director of UC’s new Institute of Organic Agriculture in May 2020. Over the past several decades, as the organic farming industry in California has grown, education and research into specific organic farming practices has in some cases lagged behind this. area growth. The University of California (UC) now has …

October 27, 2020January 28, 2021 FLORENCE, SC – The organic industry is the fastest growing agricultural segment in the United States, but low soil organic carbon, low soil fertility and poor soil structure are preventing Carolina farmers South to reap the benefits of this market. Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee REC, …

While still a small sector of U.S. agriculture, organic farming is booming, the USDA reported Thursday. Sales totaled $9.9 billion in 2019, a 31% increase in three years, and 29% of organic farmers say they plan to increase production. There are more farms and more land in organic production – 16,585 farms and 5.5 million …

Jhe organic food industry has grown rapidly in recent years. According to the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales grew 125.1% between 2009 and 2018 to $47.862 billion and accounted for 5.9% of total food sales. One of the main reasons for this rapid expansion is the misconception, propagated by the industry itself, that organic …

On a cold morning in Kangari, Murang’a County, a couple is busy harvesting vegetables. It is a Friday, one of the days when John Karanja and his wife Esther Nyambura harvest their vegetables to market them. In the middle of their work, Esther’s phone keeps ringing. Her customers call her to ask what time she …

Farmers should practice organic farming methods and EU government funds must help promote this rather than the continued use of pesticides, a veteran campaigner has said. Mario Salerno, who founded the Organic Agriculture Movement of Malta (MOAM) in 1999, said Malta was the only EU country to spend more money on the use of traditional …

It’s August and it’s 38°C outside a greenhouse at a fruit farm in suburban Nanjing, China. Inside the farm, customers sample organic grapes and peaches. Ms. Wang, owner of the farm, carefully lifts the lid off a large bin of worms. She raises thousands of them to produce organic fertilizer for her farm. Wang is …

Researchers writing in the journal Natural durability indicate that life cycle analysis (LCA), one of the most common methods for assessing the environmental impacts of agriculture and food, often tends to overlook vital factors, such as biodiversity, soil quality, pesticide impacts and societal changes. These oversights could lead to erroneous conclusions about the merits of …

(Beyond pesticides, March 4, 2020) California produces the most food of any US state – more than half of all domestic fruits and vegetables – but only 4% of its agriculture is organic. After releasing a report on the benefits of organic farming last year, the California Certified Organic Farmers Foundation (CCOF) continues to offer …

Egyptians Parliament approved on Sunday, a New right written by the government regulate organic farming. It aims to limit the negative effects of traditional farming methods that rely on synthetic chemicals in plantsing and animal feed. The use of these chemicals increases the percentage of pollutants in water, soil and agricultural products, and decreases soil …

Organic farming has long been considered healthier for the consumer and better for the planet than conventional farming. But a new study by a team of researchers from Cranfield University in the UK is now challenging this green doctrine. Researchers include Dr. Adrian Williams, who studies greenhouse gas emissions, and Dr. Laurence G. Smith, who …

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Three organic agriculture projects led by faculty members at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences have received grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Agriculture. The funding, totaling more than $1.3 million, was awarded through USDA-NIFA’s Organic Transitions program, which supports research, education, and extension …

The climate emergency is finally gaining the attention of the US (and global) media and body politic, as well as a growing number of US politicians, activists, and even farmers. This great revival has come just in time, given the record high temperatures, severe weather, crop failures and massive waves of forced migration that are …

Mesotunnels, like the ones pictured here, are made of nylon mesh fabric suspended from hoops placed about 42 inches above the ground. The management technique prevents pests from attacking crops. Photo courtesy of Mark Gleason. Bigger picture. AMES, Iowa – Fruit and vegetable growers adopting organic farming practices are forgoing some of the tools commonly …

WADDINXVEEN, The Netherlands — If we are to maintain sustainable food systems for future generations and address the many challenges facing our planet, including the climate crisis, governments would be wise to embrace organic farming practices. This is one of the main conclusions of a new independent study, which concluded that the adoption of organic …

The role of biopesticides in organic agriculture and pest management is increasing, mitigating damage from pests, diseases and other threats to seed security. Over the past two decades, people have become more aware than ever of the impact the food we produce has on our bodies and on the world around us. More than ever, …

On day two of Outdoor Retailer, Patagonia will lead a conversation on supply chains and climate change led by leaders from the Apparel Impact Institute and the Regenerative Organic Alliance, including representatives from Burton, Dr. Bronner’s, Patagonia and Patagonia Provisions, the leaflet is shown at left. Join them from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in …

The early stone fruit campaign is almost over in the Region of Murcia. Recent climatic variations in Europe have not affected the harvest in La Manga del Mar Menor. “Volumes have been satisfactory, although prices have been below expectations,” said Adolfo Garcia, director of Camposeven, an agrarian organic and biodynamic farming company. According to Adolfo …

(Beyond pesticides, May 21, 2019) As farmers across the country face extreme stressors and consolidate or retire, organic is going against the grain. Despite the overall decline in the number of US farms, the number of organic farms increased by 27% between 2012 and 2017, according to new data from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics …

Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario is a strong believer in regenerative organic farming. It is an experimental farming method that prioritizes soil health to absorb carbon. Although its long-term effects are unknown, it has enough proven principles to qualify as a beneficial practice worth pursuing. Patagonia is pushing for more adoption, customer education, and federal grants …

Many people choose organic foods to protect themselves and their families from exposure to pesticides. But choosing organic also means helping to create a healthier food system for everyone, from farm to table. Far too often, discussions of pesticides in the food system exclude the men, women and children who plant, tend and harvest our …

Photo by Kyle Ellefson on Unsplash According to a new study, organic farming could reduce the spread of foodborne pathogens thanks to the greater biodiversity of organic soil, particularly the presence of soil microbes and insects. The study, which was published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, found that farmers seeking to reduce the spread …

With global sales of nearly 85 billion euros in 2017, “organic” products have won the hearts and the plates of many consumers and bear witness to legitimate food concerns. However, the health and environmental benefits it claims have a shaky scientific basis. The very philosophy of “organic” is debatable from a methodological point of view. …

Organic farms harbor a greater diversity of soil microbes and insects, which could combat the threat of deadly foodborne pathogens, according to a new study. Write in the Journal of Applied Ecology, a team of international researchers explain that the spread of pathogens, such as feces E.coli bacteria, on farmland, has caused thousands of deaths …

An organic farm in California. Courtesy of UC Davis For you and me, organic groceries are a luxury. For the children of the future, foods from organic farming will be a necessity. We often hear that agricultural industrialization is the key to feeding the world. But in the face of climate change, conventional agriculture will …

Which is better for the environment: organic or conventional farming? For consumers trying to make healthy food choices, this is an important question. A new international study reveals that organic farming actually contributes more to climate change than conventional farming. The study argues that since organic farming requires slightly more land for the same yield, …

Increasing funding for organic agriculture in the 2018 Farm Bill would sow the seeds for a sustainable future. When it comes to taking action on climate change, transitioning to renewable energy and moving away from our reliance on fossil fuels typically gets the most attention. But the food we eat and how we grow it …

Almost 25 years ago, an event held at the American Center Auditorium in Chennai on the theme of the Green Revolution has witnessed a lively debate on the merits and disadvantages of organic farming and “conventional farming”, a euphemism for the chemical-based farming practices that have become fashionable in the country in the mid-1960s. … …

Laura Batcha is Executive Director and CEO of the Organic Trade Association. | Lansing State Journal Today’s American organic sector is making a positive difference for all of us and has become an integral part of our lives. Indeed, organic agriculture, regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, benefits farmers and consumers, …

A new food scandal is brewing… A few days ago we learned of the discovery of Fipronil and about fifteen unapproved products in eggs from the organic sector. The case, which was mentioned by the NGO Foodwatch, comes from the Netherlands. As a reminder, this substance is an antiparasitic used to fight against red lice …

One of the biggest blows to the organic movement was that it began to emulate conventional agriculture, embracing the latter’s monocultures, relying on purchased inputs and industrial processes. “Big Organics” is often derided by advocates of sustainable agriculture. American food authors Michael Pollan and Julie Guthman, for example, argue that as organic farming grew and …

grow forward seeks applications from women aged 18 and over from Africa, Asia or Latin America. The $2,500 scholarship will cover workshops or trainings on agroecology or regenerative organic agriculture in the candidate’s regions. The fellowship program offers women smallholder farmers the opportunity to further explore agroecology, including areas of agroforestry, biochar, compost, holistic management, …

You already know how many excellent agricultural business opportunities exist. But there is a narrower and potentially more lucrative niche for entrepreneurs: organic farming. Sales of organic imports have grown steadily, reaching $47 billion in 2016 according to the Organic Trade Association. Organic Farming Business Ideas And that means there are still plenty of opportunities …

Credit: public domain CC0 Agriculture could go organic worldwide if we cut down on food waste and stop using so much cropland to feed livestock, a new study has found. The analysis, published in the journal Nature Communicationshows that it will take multiple strategies operating simultaneously to feed the growing human population more sustainably – …

It’s an overcast morning, and Ram Khatiwoda is watering his succulent tomatoes in one of six greenhouses he owns in the picturesque village of Sakyong, about 8km from this main town in West Sikkim also known as Gyalshing. . The 36-year-old is one of around 66,000 farmers in the northeastern Himalayan state to have embraced …

Growing demand for Thai organic produce in local and export markets has prompted the government to pursue a series of initiatives to encourage organic farming practices. New support scheme The state is launching a new program to promote organic farming by encouraging a reduction in the amount of new rice plantings and a shift from …

Recent headlines about the US Department of Agriculture’s leadership and scientific integrity have been troubling, as have indications that the Trump administration intends to cut budgets for agriculture and climate research. and science more generally. But today, there is rare good news: a bipartisan The trio in Congress introduced legislation that would benefit just about …

Posted by Joseph Heller, Natural Resources Conservation Service in Conservation February 21, 2017 NRCS Resource Curator Joe Heller in a residue-covered vegetable field in New York City. Leaving plant residues in place reduces soil erosion, increases soil organic matter and overall soil health. Bringing people together to talk can lead to good ideas. In June, …

Amelia Hitchens Feature Editor This summer, Denisonians gathered all over the world to work, do internships and continue their studies. Emily Myette, a rising elder from Black Diamond, Washington, spent ten weeks of her summer working on an organic farm in Kutztown, Penn. Rodale Institute is an experimental organic farm that researches and experiments with …

The organic industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of the food industry in the United States. Organic food sales grew 11% to nearly US$40 billion in 2015, according to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), while the food market as a whole recorded a growth rate of 3% . This growth is partly explained …

Heinz Thomet, an organic farmer in Newburg, Maryland, plants rice in arid land. (Logan Mock-Bunting/For The Washington Post) The whole point of organic farming is the soil. Farm in a way that your soil stays healthy – rich in organic matter, nutrients and microbial activity – and you can grow crops without the synthetic fertilizers …

Organic agriculture is a relatively untapped resource for feeding the Earth’s population, especially in the face of climate change and other global challenges. That’s the conclusion my PhD student Jonathan Wachter and I came to when reviewing 40 years of science comparing the long-term prospects of organic and conventional agriculture. Hundreds of scientific studies now …

Washington State University researchers have concluded that it is possible to feed a growing world population with sustainability goals in mind. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment, and be safer for farm workers. The summary study, …

What’s new? What does “organic” mean? People think of organic farming in many ways. Some define it by what it prohibits – that is, organic production shouldn’t involve pesticides, synthetic chemicals, or processing technologies that you wouldn’t have in your kitchen. Others think of it in terms of food value – organic food should be …

The whole picture Organic food contributes to better health through reduced exposure to pesticides for all and better nutritional quality. In order to understand the importance of eating organic food from the perspective of toxic pesticide contamination, we need to look at the bigger picture – from the farm workers who do the valuable work …

The whole picture Organic food contributes to better health through reduced exposure to pesticides for all and better nutritional quality. In order to understand the importance of eating organic food from the perspective of toxic pesticide contamination, we need to look at the bigger picture – from the farm workers who do the valuable work …