15 November 2017
Organic Innovation Days

Incorporating OK-NET arable final conference

23 November 2017
Winter Organic Cereals

Diversity in the field - the way forward?



20 October 2017
Organic Innovation Days 2017

this year's winners have been selected

17 October 2017
Organic and Low-Input Dairy Farming

Avenues to Enhance Sustainability and Competitiveness in the EU



16 August 2017
Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture

A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

Towards farmer principles of health

Category: News
21 September 2017

The four principles of organic agriculture, as laid down by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, are not so well known among farmers or scientists, and the understanding and interpretation of these principles is often rather vague. A main statement of the principle of health is, for example, that ‘Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible’. One of the aims of our recent HealthNetworks project was to identify which principles farmers have developed that make them successful in developing healthy farming systems. What personal philosophies and visions of best practice do farmers follow to improve the health of soils, plants, animals and humans? Anja Vieweger wrote in the ORC Bulletin No.122 on the project’s findings.

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Download our leaflet Towards farmer principles of health - 10 key statements of farmers to improve health in organic agricultural systems.

Keywords: health principles

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