Contents: 1. Organic farming: an introduction. 2. Principles of organic farming. 3. Organic farming and geography. 4. The science of organic farming. 5. The evolution of organic practice. 6. The social context of organic farming. 7. The rise of organic farming. 8. Policies and markets for organic farming. 9. Opportunities and constraints in organic farming: an Indian perspective. 10. Organic farming in our future landscape.
This book provides a timely opportunity for all of us those who have been involved with organic farming for a long time, as well as those who are circling on the outside trying to decide what they think of all these ideas about farming to get an overview of what needs to be done in a variety of contexts to continue reaping benefits, but also to share those benefits with others. An understanding of the growth of organic farming including both its achievements and setbacks offers new comers from the developing world a head-start in building upon their traditional systems, with a view to creating more sustainable food systems.