Organic farming is a highly scientific approach to agriculture. Integrated with agricultural philosophy that works alongside nature’s natural systems, choosing to enhance and learn from the natural systems. Organic stays away from “solutions” that may be a short-term solution or intend to fix issues quickly but cause many problems to natural processes and stakeholders of agriculture.
The organic approach
The focus of organic agriculture is on the stakeholders of farming. The approach to how farming is undertaken, the regulations enforced and the ethos surrounding organic mean that positive effects to each of the stakeholders are advocated, and rather than covering up, or fixing with even more unnatural means, the negative effects are avoided.
Who is affected by farming?
Agriculture is a worldwide application. There are not many who have not benefited from agriculture’s touch on society. Impacting employment, food production and many other avenues over time. However, agriculture also has had negative effects. When badly managed or over used there can be huge impacts to climate, the environment and the people involved, both in employment as well as health.
Because of the effects of farming, both negative and positive, it is apparent that the management of agriculture is a high priority. It is out of this necessity we choose organic
We are aware that organic can be limited in effect if bad management or unsustainable practices are pursued. The best organic systems integrate animal husbandry, crop rotations, build up fertility, increase biodiversity by design, recycle and minimise waste and reduce external inputs insofar as possible.
We know that when it comes to Organic there is a lot to know, here are a few helpful resources if you want more information on the reasons and endorsements for organic.