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Improving organic animal farming for the future

Code: 9781838796822
Stephen Roderick, Duchy College, UK; and Mette Vaarst, Aarhus University, Denmark

Chapter synopsis: This chapter reviews key issues and approaches in improving organic animal farming for the future. It emphasises the value of developing diverse solutions suited to local conditions as well as the importance of understanding and working in harmony with the natural resource base. The chapter highlights the need for a more holistic concept of health as resilience together with the importance of locally adapted and more resilient breeds. It discusses the role of skills and better communication between different partners and the importance of an ethical framework underpinning all aspects of organic farming operations.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0028.20
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Diversity as a key to the future development of organic farming 3 Integration and efficient utilisation of natural resources 4 Resilience as the core of health development 5 Breeding and breeds providing diversity and resilience 6 Human interactions and communication 7 Organic principles as an ethical framework for development

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