Farm Management

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INTRODUCTION
Organic farming is a “whole system” approach to farming and food production. It produces high quality food using methods that are beneficial to wildlife, the planet and people, which no other defined food production system achieves. High standards in animal health, the environment and animal welfare are intrinsic to producing high quality organic products. It aims to work within natural cycles across soil, animals and plants ensuring that the biological activity of the soils is maintained as well as achieving long term fertility. Organic systems aim to reduce the reliance on external inputs, promote self-sufficiency alongside working in balance with the environment.
Within the EU, organic food and farming systems are legally defined by the EU. Each member state’s certifying body then interprets these regulations for national use.
This chapter will discuss organic farm management, highlighting organic specifications and requirements for various livestock production systems. In addition, it aims to highlight how these organic systems differ from conventional systems.
e-Module Editors
Candan Karakurt-Turkey
Dr. Bumin Emre Teke-Turkey
Dr. Bülent Bülbül-Turkey
e-Module Authors (by surname order)
Dr. Bülent Bülbül-Turkey
María de los Angeles Catalán Balmaseda-Spain
Dr. Antonio Compagnoni-Italy
Candan Karakurt-Turkey
Halil İbrahim Kınalı-Turkey
Begoña Lozano Diéguez-Spain
Alicia Martín Garcia de la Torre-Spain
Nicola Louise Noble -UK
Dr. Fatih Özdemir-Turkey
Dr. Gonzalo Palomo-Spain
Phil Stocker-UK
Mehmet Şenarslan-Turkey
Dr. Bumin Emre Teke-Turkey
Marcello Volanti-Italy


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