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PERTANIAN ORGANIK
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PERTANIAN ORGANIK

Ada dua macam pengertian tentang pertanian organik yaitu dalam arti sempit
dan dalam arti luas.

Pertanian organik dalam arti sempit yaitu pertanian yang bebas dari bahan
bahan kimia. Mulai dari perlakuan untuk mendapatkan benih, penggunaan
pupuk, pengendalian hama dan penyakit sampai perlakuan pascapanen tidak
sedikiti pun melibatkan zat kimia, semua harus bahan hayati, alami.

Pertanian organik dalam arti yang luas, adalah sistem produksi pertanian yang
mengandalkan bahan-bahan alami dan menghindari atau membatasi penggunaan
bahan kimia sintetis (pupuk kimia/pabrik, pestisida, herbisida, zat pengatur
tumbuh dan aditif pakan). Tujuannya untuk menyediakan produk produk
pertanian (terutama bahan pangan) yang aman bagi kesehatan produsen dan
konsumen serta menjaga keseimbangan lingkungan dengan menjaga siklus
alaminya.

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PERTANIAN ORGANIK
Prinsip-prinsip pertanian organik merupakan dasar bagi pertumbuhan dan
perkembangan pertanian organik.

Prinsip prinsip ini berisi tentang sumbangan yang dapat diberikan pertanian
organik bagi dunia, dan merupakan sebuah visi untuk meningkatkan
keseluruhan aspek pertanian secara global. Pertanian merupakan salah satu
kegiatan paling mendasar bagi manusia, karena semua orang perlu makan setiap
hari. Nilai nilai sejarah, budaya dan komunitas menyatu dalam pertanian.

Prinsip-prinsip ini diterapkan dalam pertanian dengan pengertian luas, termasuk


bagaimana manusia memelihara tanah, air, tanaman, dan hewan untuk
menghasilkan, mempersiapkan dan menyalurkan pangan dan produk lainnya.

Prinsip prinsip tersebut menyangkut bagaimana manusia berhubungan dengan


lingkungan hidup, berhubungan satu sama lain dan menentukan warisan untuk
generasi mendatang.

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Pengembangan pertanian organik harus mengacu kepada prinsip prinsip organik (prinsip kesehatan,
prinsip ekologi, prinsip keadilan dan prinsip perlindungan) agar mendapatkan hasil pangan yang
bermutu serta aman dikonsumsi.
Berdasarkan pertimbangan pelaksanaan pembangunan pertanian di Indonesia pada saat ini, ada
beberapa faktor yang perlu diperhatikan dalam mengembangkan pertanian alternatif:

1. Keragaman daur-ulang limbah organik dan pemanfaatannya untuk memperbaiki sifat fisik, kimia, dan biologi
tanah.
2. Memadukan sumber daya organik dan anorganik pada sistem pertanian di lahan basah dan lahan kering.
3. Mengemangkan sistem pertanian berwawasan konservasi di lahan basah dan lahan kering.
4. Memanfaatkan bermacam macam jenis limbah sebagai sumber nutrisi tanaman.
5. Reklamasi dan rehabilitasi lahan dengan menerapkan konsep pertanian organik.
6. Perubahan dari tanaman semusim menjadi tanaman keras di lahan kering harus dipadukan dengan
pengembangan ternak, pengolahan minimum dan pengolahan residu pertanaman.
7. Mempromosikan pendidikan dan pelatihan bagi penyuluh pertanian untuk memperbaiki citra dan tujuan
pertanian organik.
8. Memanfaatkan kotoran ternak yang berasal dari unggas, babi, ayam, itik, kambing, dan kelinci sebagai
sumber pakan ikan.

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Organic farming seems to be more appropriate as it considered the important aspects like sustainable. Agriculture
is the most important sector for ensuring food security, alleviating poverty and conserving the vital natural
resources that the worlds present and future generation will be entirely dependent upon for their survival and well
being, in the name of development, the environmental resources have been beyond comprehension. Acid rain,
deforestation, depletion, smog due to automobiles and discharge of industrial pollution, soil degradation, depletion
of ozone layer and discharge of toxic wastage by industrial units into rivers and oceans are some environmental
problematic issues.
Intensive use of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides has been an important tool in the drive for increased crop
production. In fact more fertilizers consumption is a good indication of agricultural productivity but depletion of
soil fertility is commonly observed in soils. Due to heavy use of chemical herbicides, pesticides and intensification
of agricultural production during the past few decades has led to other harmful effects like nitrate in the ground
water, contamination of fooding materials, eutrophication, stratospheric changes etc. High agricultural inputs are
unlikely to be sustainable for very long unless the inputs are correctly judged in terms of both their quality and
quantity. To escape from these harmful effects, the concept of organic farming was emerged from the conference of
Atlanta in 1981.

Organic Farming seems to be more appropriate as it considered the important aspects like sustainable natural
resources and environment. It is a production system, which favors maximum use of organic materials like crop
residues, FYM, compost, green manure, oil cakes, bio-fertilizers, bio-gas slurry etc. to improve soil health from the
different experiment, microbial fertilizers like Rhizomic, Azotobacter, Blue green algae, Azolla etc. have increased
the yield and also played important role for minimizing the harmful effect of pesticides and herbicides.
Organic farming is a practical proposition for sustainable agriculture if adequate attention is paid to this issue.
There is urgent need to involve more and more scientist to identify the thrust area of research for the development
of eco-friendly production technology.

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Adverese effect of agro-chemicals on soil, water, food and atmospheric


environment
When adverse use of agro chemicals takes place in modern farming by many
developed and under develpoed countries, there are various adverse effest on
soil, water, food and atmospheric environment which are reviewed below.

Fertilizer Pollution

In the developed countries, there has been intensive fertilizer use for the last
four decades. If the polluting effects of fertilizers are being observed now,
similar problems in developing countries should be expected in the near future.
Some important problems associated in fertilizers pollution are summarized
below.

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Nitrate Pollution
Application of N2 fertilizers such as urea and ammonium sulphate to soils produces acid
by two processes. Firstly, the natural process of oxidation of ammonia ions to nitrate ions
release acid. Part of acid produced is neutralized by alkaline ions released by plants
during the subsequent uptake of the nitrate ions. Secondly, since nitrate ions are not
strongly absorbed by the soil they are liable to leach or move down through the soil. The
negatively charged nitrate ions carry positively charged basic cations such as Ca, K, Mg
and Na in order to maintain the electric charge on the soil particles.

A high nitrate concentration indicates likely presence of harmful bateria as well. In


condition, to high enrichment, NO3 may produce as state known as methamoglobinema
(blue babics) which generally affects the infants under six months of age. Repeated heavy
dose of nitrate on ingestion may likely to cause carcinogenic diseases. Consumption of
high dose of NO3 may develop symptoms of dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomitting,
weakness, convulsion, mental inpairment and even nitrosamine which causes stomach
cancer. Apart from this, over use of N2 fertilizers leads to swindling of earthworms from
the particular area, earthworms have always been considered a farmers friends and their
absence mean loss to the soil fertility.

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. Accumulation of Heavy Metals
Contamination of soil by heavy metal through fertilizers such as cadmium from
phosphatic fertilizers is also getting increasing attention of environmentalists (Kostial,
1986).

Health hazards associated with heavy metals entering the food chain through soil is
demanding attention. Fertilizers contain heavy metals as impurities. The application of
rock phosphate or its produce to soil always implies the addition of significant amount of
lead and cadmium into the soil. Analysis of several commercial fertilizers commonly
used revealed that a combination of low analysis and straight fertilzers can add more lead
and cadmium to soil than high analysis and mixed fertilizers (Arora et al. 1995).

1. Arora, C.L., Nayaar V.K. and Randhuwa S.S., 1975. Note on Secondary and Micro Nutrient Content of Fertilizers and Manures,
Indian J. Agric. S. 45: 0-85.
2. Kostial, K., 1986. Cadmium. In: W. Mertz (ed.). Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition, Academic PRESS LONDON.
pp319-325.

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Eutrophication of Water
It is the process of enrichment of surface water bodies like lakes, reserviors and dreams with
nutrients. Nutrient enrichment of water bodies results in intense proliferation and accumulation of
algae and higher aquatic platns in excessive quantities which can result in detrimental changes in
water quality and can significantly interfere with the use of water resources.
The excessive accumulation of dissolve nutrients such as phosphorus, nitrogen, silicon and other
element in water leads to an excess production of algal biomass. This requires a corresponding
increased supply of oxygen for decomposition of organic materials when the algae and their
remnants sink to bottom, reduced O2 content and eventually anaerobic condition may prevail. This is
syptomatic a severe eutrophication and may leads to a serious loss of marine life, blockage and
aquatic passages and a major reduction in real estate value of the affected areas. The normal N:P ratio
in water is around 20:1. Algal growth increase when this ratio drops to around 7:1 (Asmed, 1993).

1. Asmed, S., 1993. Agriculture-Fertilizer Interference in Asia. Issue of Growth and Sustainability,
Oxford and IBH Publishers, New Delhi, India.

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Insecticide Pollution
The presence of residues of insecticide in food commodities and other component of the
environment is a matter of serious concern. Even small quantities of the residues ingested
daily along with food can build up to high levels in body fat (Dhaliwal and Singh, 1993).
There is therefore a contant fear that society is being slowly poisoned by the intake of
food contaminated with pesticide residues.
During the 1900's, there was little information available on he bad impose of pesticide on
soil and water quality. Organochlorine insecticides such as chlorine, dieldrin, DDT and
heptachlor were widely used in agriculture to control insect/pests in different countries
like Nepal. Since 1960's, the organochlorine use was progressively restricted and finally
banded now. Nevertheless, their residues still found in soil and continue to cause
problems of food and food contamination. The metabolite of DDT still occur in the top
150 mm of the soil profile Centerbury region in Switzerland (Bould, 1994).

1. Bould, C., 1994. Diagnosis of Mineral Disorders in Plants, Vol. 1,2, 3 Principles. Chemical Publishing, New
Delhi, India.

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The major widely used term "organic farming" describes two major aspects
of alternative agriculture.
1. The substitution of manure and other oranic matter as organic fertilizers.
2. The use of biological pest control instead of chemical pest control.

Organic farmers emphasize using only organic fertlilzers for fertility


maintenance. In many aspects, inorganic farming is a way of life as it is a
method of farming. The profitability of organic farms depends on the higher
prices that their products demand in the market place. To stimulate inorganic
farming, some government have passed laws that create a demand for organic
foods, for example, in some states of USA, poor people who receive food aid
get coupon only redeemable at organic markets.
Cities have created farmers market, where inorganic producer can sell their
goods (Dahama, 1997).

3. Dahama, A.K., 1997. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture, Ashila Offset Printers, Daruagung, New
Delhi, India.

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Organic agriculture is not based exclusively on short term economics, but also considers
ecological concepts. It utilizes appropriate technology and appropriate traditional farming
methods. This form of farming can also be called sustainable form of farming or
sustainable agriculture.

The principles of this method are:


1. Organize the production of crops and livestock and the management of farm
resources so that they harmonize rather than conflict with natural sysem.
2. Use and develop appropriate technologies based upon an understanding of biological
systems.
3. Achieve and maintain soil fertility for optimum production by relying primarily on
renewable resources.
4. Use diversification to pursue optimum production.
5. Aim for optimum nutritional value of staple food.
6. Use decentralized structures for processing, distributing and marketing of products.
7. Strive for equitable relationship between those who work and live on the land.
8. Maintain and preserve wildlife and their habitats.

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There are assumtions throughout the organic literature of differences between organic and
conventional systems with respect to their effects on soil physical properties, soil insect
fauna and nurient flow within the soil, crop health and nutritional value of the harvested
crop.

Different components of organic farming are as follows:

Crop and Soil Management


Organic farming system encourages the use of rotations and measures to maintain soil
fertility. Carefully managed soil with a high production of humus offer essential
advantages with respect to water retention ion exchange, soil erosion and animal life in
the soil. Green manuring and inter-cropping of legumes is another important aspect for
biological farming systems not only in regard to weed control but also in reducing the
leaching of nutrients and in reducing soil erosion. A green cover throuthout most of the
year is one of the main goals of such farming methods. Depending on the green manure
mixture or the legumes used for under sowing, there may be an increased soil organice
matter and soil N2 as well as in other nutrients.

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On-farm Waste Recycling

Increase price of chemical fertilizers have enables organic wastes


to regain an important role in the fertilizer practices on the farm.
Good manure management means improved fertilizers value of
manure and slurry and less nutrient losses.

Composting of all organic wastes in general and of Farm Yard


Manure (FYM) or feedlot manure in particular is important in
organic farming.

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Non-chemical Weed Management


Weed management is one of the main concern in organic agriculture. Generally,
all aspeects of arable crop production play an important role in a system
approach to problems.
The elements to consider in preventing weed problems are crop rotation, green
manuring, manure management and tillage. Mulching on a large scale by using
manure spreaders may also be useful in weed control.

Domestic and Industrial Waste Recycling


Sewage and sludge use for crop production can form an important component of
organic farming if treatment and application methods are improved further.

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Energy Use
In the energy requirement for production measured per rupees of produce for
organic farms is only one third of what it is for their conventional counterparts.
Because N-fertilizer and pesticides are not used by biological farmers, the
comparison of total energy input/ha. with total energy output favors biological
farming systems.

Food Quality
Food quality is one of the main issues, which concerns both scientists and
consumers. Nitrates in water and farm produce, desirable components, pesticides
residues, keeping quality and physiological imbalances are some of the
important aspects of food quality.

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Ecological Agriculture
The growing concern about environmental degradation, dwindling natural resources and
urgency to meet the food needs of the increasing population are nompelling farm scientist
and policy makers to seriously examine alternative to chemical agriculture.

As reported by Vankataramani (1995) case studies shows that when chemical farm
incurred about 11.250 towards the cost of cultivation of rice. An organic farm spend
rupees 10,590 to produce 5625 kg paddy and 8 tonnes of straw/ha. The net returns from
the ecological farming system at the current cost of rupees 3.34/kg paddy is rupees
8,197.50. In chemical farming, the net profit is rupees 7500.
If one gets a premium price for the poison force, organically grown rice, the economic
returns from the ecological farming system will highly encouraging.

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Integrated Intensive Farming System (IIFS)

IIFS involves intensive use of farm resources. To be ecologically


sustainable, such intensification should be based on techniques
which are knowledge intensive and which replace to the extent
possible, market purchased chemical inputs with farm grown
biological inputs (Venkataramani, 1996).

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The value of organic materials as fertilizers and soil conditions is often misunderstood
and has been the source of some controversy. The simplest and the most common means
of estimating the value of organic amendments is by assigning the market value of the
potentially available plant nutrients, they contain nitrogen-phosphorus-potash (NPK) and
other micro-organisms.

Benefits of Soil Organic Matter


1. It serves as a slow release of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur for plant nutrition and
microbial growth
2. It posses considerable water holding capacity and thereby helps to maintain the water
regime of the soil.
3. It acts as a buffer against in pH of the soil.
4. Its dark color contributes to absorption of energy from the sun and heating of the soil
5. It acts as "cement" for holding clay and silt particles together, thus contributing to the
crumb structure of the soil and resistance against soil erosion
6. It binds micro-nutrients metal ion in the soil that otherwise might be leached out of
the surface soil
7. Organic contituents in the humic substances may act as plant growth stimulants

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Use of Traditional Additives for Organic Farming

Most countries have traditionally utilized various kinds of organic materials to maintain
or improve the tilth, fertility and productivity of their agricultural soils. However, several
decades ago, organic recycling practices in some countries were largely replaced with
chemical fertilizer which were applied to high yielding cereal crops that responded to a
high level of fertility and adequate moisture, including irrigation.

Consequently, the importance of organic matter to crop production received less


emphasis and its proper use in soil management sometimes neglected or even forgotten.
With these changes and the failure to implement effective soil conservation practices,
agricultural soils in a number of developed and developing countries have undergone
serious degradation and decline in productivity because of excessive soil erosion and
nutrient run-off and decreased soil organic matter levels.

To achieve sufficiency utilization of organic materials such as agricultural residue and


urban wastes to protect agricultural soils from wind and water erosion and to prevent
nutrient losses through run-off and leaching.

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Bulky Organic Manure
FYM, farm compost, night soil, sludge and green manure are bulky in nature and supply large
quantities of organic matter but small quantities of plant nutrients in comparison to the inorganic
fertilizers.

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Concentrated Organic Manure
Concentrated organic manures are those materials that are organic in nature and contain higher percentage of
essential plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potash as compared to bulky organic manure. The
concentrated manures are made from raw materials of animal or plant origin. The concentrated organic manure
commonly used are oil-cakes, blood meal, fish meal, meat meal and horn and hoof meal.

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Use of Non-Traditional Additives for Organic Farming:

A number of products are now available that are generally referred to as soil and
plant additives of non-traditional nature. These products include:

1. Microbial fertilizers and soil inoculate which are reported to contain unique
and beneficial strains of soil micro-organisms
2. Microbial activators that supposedly contains special chemical formulations
for increasing the numbers and activity of beneficial micro-organisms in
soil
3. Soil conditioners that claim to created favorable soil physical and chemical
conditions that result in increased growth and yield of crops
4. Vermmi-compost which help in improving soil health and fertility.

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Microbial Fertilizers or Boi-fertilizer as a Non-traditional
Additive for Organic Farming
Bio-fertilizers are the biological active product called microbial inoculates containing
active strain of selective micro-organisms like bacteria, fungi, algae or in combination.
The bio-fertilizers containing biological nitrogen fixing organisms are of upmost
importance in agriculture in the view of the following advantages.

Advantages of Bio-fertilizers
1. They enhance bio-mass production and grain yield by 10-20%
2. They are cheap and can help to reduce the consumption of chemical fertilizer
3. They make available nitrogn directly to the plant
4. They solubilize phosphorus and increase phosphorus uptake to the plants
5. They enhance plant growth due to release of hormones, vitamins, auxins etc.
6. They improve the soil properties and sustain the soil fertility
7. They control and suppress soil borne diseases
8. They are suitable in organic farming

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Types of Bio-fertilizers : Rhizobium
The most widely used bio-fertilizer is Rhizobium which colonizes the roots of specific legumes to
form tumor like growth, called root nodules. These nodules act as factories of ammonia production.
The Rhizobium legume association can fix upto 100-300 kgN/ha. in one crop season and in certain
situation can leave behind substantial nitrogen for following crops (Dahama, A.K., 1997. Organic
Farming for Sustainable Agriculture, Ashila Offset Printers, Daruagung, New Delhi, India.).

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Azotobacter
The beneficial effects of Azotobacter bio-fertilizers on cereals, millets, vegetables, cotton
and sugarcane under both irrigated and rainfed field condition have been subestimated
and documented (Pandey and Sushil, 1989). Application of Azotobacter has been found
to increase the yield of wheat, rice, maize, pearlmillet and sorghum by 0-30% over
control.

Apart from N, these organisms are also capable of producing antibacterial and anti-fungal
compounds, hormones and siderophones (Dahama, 1997). Research done in Nepal shows
that the amount of nitrogen to be applied to wheat can be cut down to 15% of inoculation
with effective strain of Azotobacter is practiced (Karki and Baral, 1997).

1. Dahama, A.K., 1997. Organic Farming for Sustainable Agriculture, Ashila Offset Printers, Daruagung, New
Delhi, India.
2. Karki, A. B. and Baral J.B., 1977. Status of Bio-fertilizer in Nepal: A Revieww, J.Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci. 1:
pp155-169.
3. Pandey, S.P., 1983. Green Manuring in Paddy with Sesbania aculeata (Daincha) at Various Levels of
Fertilizers-Nitrogen: J. Inst. Agric. Anim. Sci. 2 (land 2): pp35-39.
4. Pandey, R.K. and Sharma S., 1989. A Farmer's Primer on Growing Soybean on Riceland, Los. Banos. IRRI.

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Azospirillum
A very important bacterium discovered by Brazilian Scientists in 1970's. The
crops which respond to Azospirillum inoculation are maize, barley, sorghum,
pealmillet and forage crops. Its application increase grain productivity of cereals
by 5-20% and of fodders by over 50%.

Blue Green Algae (BGA)


The utilization of BGA as a bio-fertilizer for rice is very promising. BGA have
contributed greatly to the enrichment maintenance of soil fertility in rice fields.
On farm level, the algae can contribute to about 25-30kgN/ha.

Recent researches have shown that algae also help to reduce soil alkalinity and
this opens up possibilities for bio-reclamation of such inhabitalbe environment.

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Azolla
A small floating water fern, azolla is commonly seen in low land fields and shallow fresh
water bodies. This fern harbors a blue green algae and anabaena azolla. This azolla-
anabaena association is a live floating nitrogen factory using energy from photosynthesis
to fix atmospheric nitrogen amounting to 100-150kgN/ha. nitrogen from about 40-60
tonnes of biomass (Singh, 1993).

Effects of Azolla on Soil Fertility


Patel et al. (1980) have reported while summerizing the responses of rice to azolla
inoculation in Model Agronomic Trials conducted at four locations, the rice yields
obtained from azolla inoculated plots are comparable to that of 60 kgN/ha.

1. Patel, N.T., Herbert, S. and Parekh, P.K., 1980. Inputs Productivitiy in Agricultural with an Emphasis on
Irrigation and Farm Size, Oxford and IBH, Vol. XII, New Delhi, India.
2. Singh, C., 1993. Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops, Oxford and IBh, New Delhi, pp148-160.

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Mycorrhizae
Mycorrhiza is the symbiotic association of roots with roots of vascular plants.
The main advantages of mycorrhiza to the host plants lies in the extension of the
penetration zone of the root fungus system in the soil, facilitating an increased
phosphorus uptake. Mycorrhizal fungi assist the uptake of phosphorus (Tinker,
1980) and trace metals and possibly influence water and nutrients via hormonal
influences is not in doubt.

1. Tinker, T., 1980. Agriculture and World Development, Overseas Development Council, India,
pp228-240.

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Economics of Bio-fertilizers
Mani Ram and Megh Singh (1994), reported that following are the economics of
bio-fertilizers in agriculture
1. Saving 20-50 kg inorganic nitrogen per hectare
2. One tonne Rhizobium inoculant is equivalent to 100 tonnes nitrogen considering
minimum fixation of 50 kg/ha. application dose
3. One tonne of Azotobacter and Azospirillum each equivalent to 40 tonnes of nitrogen
considering minimum fixation of 20 kgN/ha. from 0.5 kg/ha. application dosse
4. One tonne of BGA is equivalent to two tonnes of nitrogen considering minimum
fixation of 20 kg/ha from 10 kg BGA/ha. application dose .

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Utilization of Green Manuring Crops in Organic Farming

Green Manuring
Green manuring is a practice of ploughing or turning undecomposed green plant
materials into the soil for improving the physical condition of soil or for adding
nitrogen where the green manure crop is legume (Cheema S.S., 1997. Agronomy
(Theory and Digest), Kalyani Publishing, New Delhi, India).

The process of green manure is of two types:


Green Manuring In-situ
A practice of ploughing or turning into the soil of undecomposed green manure
crop in the same field where the crop is grown eg. Sunhemp, sesbania etc.

Green Leaf Manuring


This refers to turning of green leaves and tender green twigs collected from
shrubs and trees grown on bunds, waste lands and hereby forest areas. The
common shrubs and trees useful for this purpose are glyricidia, sesbabia etc.

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Advantages of Green Manuring

1. It adds organic matter to the soil


2. The green manure crop return to the upper top soil, plant nutrients taken up
by the crop from deeper layers
3. It improves the structure of soil and other physical properties
4. It facilitates penetration of rain water, thus decreasing run-off and erosion
5. The green manuring crops hold plant nutrient that would otherwise be lost
by leaching
6. Leguminous plants add nitrogen to the soil
7. It increases the availability of certain plant nutrients like phosphorus,
calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron .

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Methods for Minimizing the Adverse Effect of Pesticides

Biological Pest Control


In Korea, by using inorganically method of pest control in the rice is becoming popular
nowadays. Current biological control research is mainly concerned with the brown plant
hopper (BPH) on rice. Biological control of the BPH is best by the spider and fungal
pathogens. A number of leaf hopper and BPH are controlled by using different types of
spiders in Koreas was reported by Choi and Lee (Choi, K.M. and Lee M. II., 1990. Use of
Natural Enemies to Control Agricultural Pests in Korea, FFTC Ext. Bull. 304: 10-20.) .

Biological Weed Control


One aspect of biological control of weeds is direct use of natural enemies to reduce weed
populations. They are usually plant pathogens but may be insects or various herbicides, for
eg. the tadpole, ducks etc. are used for weed control in Japan, as in the grass carp in
Indonesia and the apple snails in Taiwan.

Bio-pesticides for Insect-pest and Disease Management


The growing public awareness of the chemical insecticides used to control insect-pests has
urgent the scientists to develop new bio-pesticides as an alternative. Bio-pesticides are
destinguished from conventional chemical pesticides by their non-toxic action.
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Microbial Pesticides
Microbial pesticides are naturally occuring organisms which include bacteria, fungi,
protozoa or viruses eg. BT (Bacillus thuringiensis), Baculoviruses etc.

Some of the successful examples to control crop pests are as follows:

1. Entomogenus fungi eg. Netarhizium anisopliae and Isaria sinclavii were tested and
applied to control sugarcane grass cicada.
2. Verticillum lecani was infective to corn aphids
3. Entimophthora spp. were reported to be highly pathogenic to the tiger moth,
Creatonotos gangis and the green leaf hopper (Roger , 1987)

Baculoviruses are promising agent for the control of insects of order Lepidoptera
(Butterflieds and moths), Hymenoptera (Sawflies) and Coleoptera (Beetles).

4. Roger, F.H., 1987. Importance of Bio-fertilizers in Intensive Cropping, Haryana Farming, Gundhi Bhawan,
CCSHAU, Hisar, India.

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Biochemical Pesticides
Biochemical pesticides from insect and plants which can be used to modify insects'
behavior and physiology and even affect insect control. These include semio-chemicals,
hormones, natural plant regulators, enzymes etc. Sex pheromones are one kind of semio-
chemicals that attract the pests and controlled by mechanical damage. About 1000 insect
pheromones have been isolate and identified and synthesized in Taiwan (Kao, 1999).
Among them, botanical pesticides investigated, neem has justifistically received the
maximum attention during the last two decades. More than 300 species of insects have
been reported to be affected by the neem components (Singh, 1993).

Advantages of Bio-pesticides
1. Lack of residues and pollutants in the soil
2. High level of safety to human and non-target organisms
3. Low livelihood of pest resistance
4. Environmentally safe
5. The are selective, biodegradable, ecological and renewable alternative for the use of
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs .

. Singh, C., 1993. Modern Techniques of Raising Field Crops, Oxford and IBh, New Delhi,
pp148-160.

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Constraints on Popularity of Bio and Organic Fertilizers
1. Though the usefulness of bio and organic fertilizers has been demonstrated, beyond
doubly, the farmer's acceptance of this practice has been far from satisfactory in spite
of low cost of these inputs. Being biological materials, they are subject to various
environmental stress once introduces into the soil.
2. Moisture regime level of available nitrogen, phosphorus and molybdenum salinity
and alkalinity. These influence the response of legumes to bio-fertilizers.
3. Non-availability of quality inoculants is another constraint in the culture with low
shelf life and commonly are often being marketed.
4. Lack of suitable transport and storage facilities, optimum temperatures and humidity
conditions are often not maintained.
5. Farmers are not aware of advantage of non-traditional organic manures such as
poultry manures, urban wastes etc. The use of bio-fertilizers and organic manures can
be improved substantially.

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Packages for the Development of Organic Farming in Nepal
The following priorities areas for research and development under organic farming as a package in Nepal are
given below:

1. Research priorities for formulating organic farming practices should be framed by NARC (National
Agriculture Research Council) and other agencies.
2. Establishment of national centre for organic farming will be useful in undertaking and co-ordinating basic
research on organic farming systmes.
3. Development of pesticides of plant origin (eg. neem) and use of bio-agents especially under IPM systems
need to be promoted.
4. Linkages between the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Nepal, NARC and IAAS (Institute of
Agriculture and Animal Science), Rampur Chitwan need strengthening in respect of developing organic
farming systems.
5. NARC and IAAS institutes should be restructured their courses on organic farming.
6. Incentives for production of good quality organic manure, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers and green
manuring crops may be considered.
7. Encourage the visit of farmers to model organic farms, organic seminars, workshops, conferences and
lectures to create awareness regarding the improvement component of organic farming.
8. The indiscriminate use of inorganic fertilizers and pesticides nedd to be discouraged.
9. Steps are needed to avoid hazardous chemical residues in feeds, fodder, food products and milk.
10. Develop marketing infrastructure for organically produced commodities.
11. Financial marketing can come forward to provide appropriate support.

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PRINSIP PERTANIAN ORGANIK
Prinsip KESEHATAN
Pertanian organik harus melestarikan dan meningkatkan kesehatan tanah, tanaman, hewan,
manusia dan bumi sebagai satu kesatuan dan tak terpisahkan.
Prinsip ini menunjukkan bahwa kesehatan tiap individu dankomunitas tak dapat dipisahkan
dari kesehatan ekosistem; tanah yang sehat akan menghasilkan tanaman sehat yang dapat
mendukung kesehatan hewan dan manusia. Kesehatan merupakan bagian yang tak
terpisahkan dari sistem kehidupan. Hal ini tidak saja sekedar bebas dari penyakit, tetapi juga
dengan memelihara kesejahteraan fisik, mental, sosial dan ekologi. Ketahanan tubuh,
keceriaan dan pembaharuan diri merupakan hal mendasar untuk menuju sehat.
Peran pertanian organik baik dalam produksi, pengolahan, distribusi dan konsumsi bertujuan
untuk melestarikan dan meningkatkan kesehatan ekosistem dan organisme, dari yang terkecil
yang berada di dalam tanah hingga manusia. Secara khusus, pertanian organik dimaksudkan
untuk menghasilkan makanan bermutu tinggi dan bergizi yang mendukung pemeliharaan
kesehatan dan kesejahteraan.

Mengingat hal tersebut, maka harus dihindari penggunaan pupuk, pestisida, obat-obatan bagi
hewan dan bahan aditif makanan yang dapat berefek merugikan kesehatan.

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PRINSIP PERTANIAN ORGANIK
Prinsip EKOLOGI
Pertanian organik harus didasarkan pada sistem dan siklus ekologi kehidupan. Bekerja,
meniru dan berusaha memelihara sistem dan siklus ekologi kehidupan.

Prinsip ekologi meletakkan pertanian organik dalam sistem ekologi kehidupan. Prinsip ini menyatakan
bahwa produksi didasarkan pada proses dan daur ulang ekologis. Makanan dan kesejahteraan diperoleh
melalui ekologi suatu lingkungan produksi yang khusus; sebagai contoh, tanaman membutuhkan tanah
yang subur, hewan membutuhkan ekosistem peternakan, ikan dan organisme laut membutuhkan
lingkungan perairan.
Budidaya pertanian, peternakan dan pemanenan produk liar organik haruslah sesuai dengan siklus dan
keseimbangan ekologi di alam. Siklus-siklus ini bersifat universal tetapi pengoperasiannya bersifat
spesifik-lokal. Pengelolaan organik harus disesuaikan dengan kondisi, ekologi, budaya dan skala lokal.
Bahan-bahan asupan sebaiknya dikurangi dengan cara dipakai kembali, didaur ulang dan dengan
pengelolaan bahan-bahan dan energi secara efisien guna memelihara, meningkatkan kualitas dan
melindungi sumber daya alam.
Pertanian organik dapat mencapai keseimbangan ekologis melalui pola sistem pertanian, membangun
habitat, pemeliharaan keragaman genetika dan pertanian. Mereka yang menghasilkan, memproses,
memasarkan atau mengkonsumsi produk-produk organik harus melindungi dan memberikan
keuntungan bagi lingkungan secara umum, termasuk di dalamnya tanah, iklim, habitat, keragaman
hayati, udara dan air .

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PRINSIP PERTANIAN ORGANIK
Prinsip KEADILAN
Pertanian organik harus membangun hubungan yang mampu menjamin keadilan terkait dengan
lingkungan dan kesempatan hidup bersama.

Keadilan dicirikan dengan kesetaraan, saling menghormati, berkeadilan dan pengelolaan dunia
secara bersama, baik antar manusia dan dalam hubungannya dengan makhluk hidup yang lain.
Prinsip ini menekankan bahwa mereka yang terlibat dalam pertanian organik harus membangun
hubungan yang manusiawi untuk memastikan adanya keadilan bagi semua pihak di segala tingkatan;
seperti petani, pekerja, pemroses, penyalur, pedagang dan konsumen.

Pertanian organik harus memberikan kualitas hidup yang baik bagi setiap orang yang terlibat,
menyumbang bagi kedaulatan pangan dan pengurangan kemiskinan. Pertanian organik bertujuan
untuk menghasilkan kecukupan dan ketersediaan pangan maupun produk lainnya dengan kualitas
yang baik. Prinsip keadilan juga menekankan bahwa ternak harus dipelihara dalam kondisi dan
habitat yang sesuai dengan sifat-sifat fisik, alamiah dan terjamin kesejahteraannya.

Sumber daya alam dan lingkungan yang digunakan untuk produksi dan konsumsi harus dikelola
dengan cara yang adil secara sosial dan ekologis, dan dipelihara untuk generasi mendatang. Keadilan
memerlukan sistem produksi, distribusi dan perdagangan yang terbuka, adil, dan mempertimbangkan
biaya sosial dan lingkungan yang sebenarnya.

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PRINSIP PERTANIAN ORGANIK
Prinsip PERLINDUNGAN

Pertanian organik harus dikelola secara hati-hati dan bertanggung jawab untuk melindungi
kesehatan dan kesejahteraan generasi sekarang dan mendatang serta lingkungan hidup.

Pertanian organik merupakan suatu sistem yang hidup dan dinamis yang menjawab tuntutan dan
kondisi yang bersifat internal maupun eksternal. Para pelaku pertanian organik didorong
meningkatkan efisiensi dan produktifitas, tetapi tidak boleh membahayakan kesehatan dan
kesejahteraannya. Karenanya, teknologi baru dan metode-metode yang sudah ada perlu dikaji dan
ditinjau ulang. Maka, harus ada penanganan atas pemahaman ekosistem dan pertanian yang tidak utuh.
Prinsip ini menyatakan bahwa pencegahan dan tanggung jawab merupakan hal mendasar dalam
pengelolaan, pengembangan dan pemilihan teknologi di pertanian organik.

Ilmu pengetahuan diperlukan untuk menjamin bahwa pertanian organik bersifat menyehatkan, aman
dan ramah lingkungan. Tetapi pengetahuan ilmiah saja tidaklah cukup. Seiring waktu, pengalaman
praktis yang dipadukan dengan kebijakan dan kearifan tradisional menjadi solusi tepat. Pertanian
organik harus mampu mencegah terjadinya resiko merugikan dengan menerapkan teknologi tepat guna
dan menolak teknologi yang tak dapat diramalkan akibatnya, seperti rekayasa genetika (genetic
engineering). Segala keputusan harus mempertimbangkan nilai-nilai dan kebutuhan dari semua aspek
yang mungkin dapat terkena dampaknya, melalui proses-proses yang transparan dan partisipatif

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Organic Agriculture, Climate Change and
Environment

Pertanian organik
dan tantangan
multidimensional
sistem pertanian
dan pangan masa
mendatang

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Challenges for Sustainable Agricultural
Production and Farming Systems Dev.

Abundant food insecurity (FAO, 2006)


Demand for food will increase (Evans, 2009, and others)
Unsustainable use of natural production factors such
as soil, biological diversity and water (Pimentel et al.,
1995; FAO, 2003)
60 % of ecosystem services are degraded (Millennium
Ecosystem Assessment, 2005)
Intensive agriculture is depends on high energy but
could be energy self-reliant and could mitigate GHG
emission considerably (Smith et al., 2007)
Agriculture is insufficiently prepared to cope with
unpredictability and adaptation to climate change
(Lobell et al., 2008)
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International Assessment of AKST
for development (IAASTD)

IAASTD Executive summary


(2009):

1. Degradation of ecosystems limits or reverses


productivity gains
2. A fundamental shift in AKST is required to
successfully meeting development and
sustainability goals
3. Recognition and increased importance to the
multifunctionality of agriculture is necessary
4. Accounting for the complexity of agricultural
systems within the diverse social and ecological
contexts
5. Success requires increased public and private
investment in Agricultural Knowledge Science and
Technology
6. An interdisciplinary and Agro-ecosystems

approach to knowledge production and sharing will


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Main challenge (IAASTD):
increased productivity of
agri-
culture in a sustainable
manner

From focus on
increased To holistic integration of
productivity Natural Ressource
alone Management with food
and nutritional security

Organic principles may contribute to a valuable


framework for a future sustainable agricultural
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Main challenge (IAASTD):
increased productivity of agri culture in a
sustainable manner

70% of the worlds poor live in rural areas (< USD 2/day)
90% of farms in the world are less than 2 ha covering 60%
of the arable land worldwide
Widespread subsistence production in isolated and marginal
locations with low levels of technology
Widespread food insecurity in spite of sufficient food being
produced at global level food

Thus..

Organic principles may contribute to a valuable


framework for a future sustainable agricultural
production!

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Definition of Organic Agriculture
IFOAM, 2008

1. Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains


the health of soils, ecosystems and people.
2. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles
adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs
with adverse effects.
3. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and
science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair
relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.

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The four basic principles of organic agriculture
Endorsed by IFOAM, September 2005

Healthy soil Agro-ecology Ecological and


Healthy crops Diversity social justice Precaution
Healthy livestock Recycling Fari Trade?
Healthy people
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What is OA in developing countries?

Certified OA: Non-certified/informal OA:


Oriented towards Agro-ecological farming systems
products Conscious use of organic methods
Focused on few high- Follows the principles or ideas of
value crops and IFOAM,
quality - but is not neccesarily certified
Agro-organic
methods used in
1. Improving the soil fertility
varying degrees
2. Using primarily local resources
Gives access to the
3. Using diversity in time and space
market and better
4. Promote natural regulation and
prices
recycling
Increasing market,
5. Decreasing the use of limited
globally
ressources
Will remain a niche in
the great number of
smallNiels
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OA is a viable approach that
can be suitable for smallholders.

Particularly useful in difficult environments


Reduces risk by encouraging localized input
production Fostering soil and water conservation
Encouraging the diversification of production (IFAD,
2005)

OA can help raise the productivity and income


of low-input agricultural systems

There seems to be a strong indication that the


proliferation of organic agriculture could be a
viable strategy to improve livelihoods in Asias
rural areas. (ESCAP, 2002)
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Organic Agriculture and Value Chains
Linking smallholders to markets: The EPOPA Experience

Organic Exports A way to a Better Life?


Export Promotion of Organic Products from
Africa
Pilot project in Eastern Africa
Cocoa, coffee, tea, fresh and dried fruit, cotton and spices
80,000 farmers involved and trained, 1997-2007
Price premiums and improved productivity
Farm gate value of certified cash crop production: 15 Mio US$ yearly

Local processing factories for drying, canning etc.


Total export value > 30 Mio US$ (last season)
Need for more innovation, uptake of agro-ecological methods and for
institutional support

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Organic Agriculture and Value Chains

Making diverse use of the certified organic land


in a Chinese village,
- attracting new market players

Transplanting strawberries in paddy fields for export of freeze dried berries to


the US market

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Organic Agriculture and farm economy
Selected examples of comparisons
between organic vs. conventional cash
crop production in smallholder farms in
Asia

1. Mendoza, 2004
2. A 25% price premium was obtained in certified organic
3. Giovannucci, 2005
4. Own calculations based on 2 years prices given in Giovannucci (2005)
5. Eyhorn et al., 2005. Numbers presented are averages of two years, own calculations
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of pulse intercrop Andreasen (International
a 20% price premium on organic Centre for Research in Organic Food
7. Mainly opportunity costs of own labour Systems)
Organic Agriculture is a good
option for food security in Africa

" organic agriculture can


be more conducive to food
security than most
conventional systems, and ..
it is more likely to be
sustainable in the
long term."
(UNEP-UNCTAD, 2008).

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Yields of organic and
Agro-ecological agriculture in Africa

Region Number of Number Number of Number Average


countries of farmers in of change in
represented projects projects hectares* crop
analysed (millon) million ha yields**
per cent
Africa** 24 2.0
* 114 1,900,0 +116
00
East 7 71 1.4
Africa 1,600,00 +128
0
Tanzania 1 9 0.06 +67
27,000
Uganda 1 17 0.68 +54
241,000

* Organic and near-organic agriculture, million ha


** compared with beginning of projects, per cent
*** all countries with data

After Pretty et al., 2005

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Soil
degradation
and food security

Soil
degradation
Erosion
Compaction
Crusting and
salinization Food security
Nutrient mining Yield reduction
Efficiency of
Loss of soil
input use
organic matter reduced
Micro nutrient
deficiency
R. Lal, Food Security journal, 2009

Need for paradigm shift in land husbandry and


Principles and practices for soil management

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Systems)
Solutions for soil and food quality
improvements
1. Mulching and recycling
organic residues
2. improve soil structure 1. Use of micronutrient rich
and quality fertilisers, nano-enhanced,
3. Water conservation and Zeolites
water use efficiency 2. Inoculating soils for improved
4. Adoption of diversified Biological Nitrogen Fixation
cropping systems,
indigenous foods, GMOs 3. Microbial processes to
high in nutrients increase P-uptake
5. Agro-forestry and mixed R. Lal, 2009; Okalebo et al., 2006
farming
6. No-till agriculture
7. On-farm experimentation
and adaptation
With adoption of proven management options, global soil resources are
adequate to meet food and nutritional needs of the present and future
population

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Organic Agriculture
and soil quality

Results from different


long term
experiments:
The organically treated soils were physically
more stable, contained smaller amounts of
soluble nutrients and were found to be
biologically more active than conventional.
(DOK trials, Mder et al., 2002)
Under organic farming the soil organic
matter captures and retains more water in
the crop root zone. Water capture in organic
fields can also be 100% higher than in
conventional fields during torrential rains.
(Rodale Institute, 2008)
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OA is good for biodiversity and
biodiversity is good for OA
Organic farmers use more
Agro-ecological methods: Promoting functional
Mixed crop rotations, intercropping, diversity means
Grasslands and green manure, enhancing
Habitats and non-farmed areas and benefitting from
Non-chemical pest management Ecological service
functions:

1. Pollination
2. Pest and disease prevention
3. Biodiversity preservation,
4. Soil quality
5. Resilience
6. In situ conservation of genes

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Organic Agriculture promotes biodiversity
Scienific evidence..

Meta analysis of
Same picture in review Hole et
comparative studies al., 2005 (n=76)
(Bengtsson et al., 2005): Causes for higher diversity
Species richness 30% and abundance under organic
higher in organic farms farming:
(n=32) Non use of pesticides &
Birds, Plants fertiliser
Friendly treatment of
Predatory insects, carabidae
hedgerows and non-crop
Species abundance 50% habitats on organic farms
higher in organic farms Preservation of mixed
(n=117) farming and diversified land
Weeds, Soil organisms use
(earthworms)
Predatory insects, carabidae Agro-ecological methods could
Not potential pest species! also be used in non-organic
- but in reality is not!
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Organic Agriculture contributes
to eco-functional intensification

Potentials of
OA:
Competitive productivity in low input
Improved farm economy (less costly inputs and premium prices in
certified OA)
Improved food security (availability, access, stability, utilization)
Improved soil health (fertility, stability, water-holding capacity)
Improved biodiversity and landscape preservation
Reduced risk of pesticide toxication and residues in food
Reduced nutrient lossess from intensive systems
Climate change adaptation and mitigation

Innovation, adaptation of agro-ecological methods is


needed to obtain the full potential of OA

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Needs for Research and Innovation
in Organic Agriculture

Agroecology &
Value Environment Social
Chains & Improved Food & Fibre Production Capital
Economic
s Improved Improved Improved Improve
integrated Soil biodiversit d
Improve Crop / manage- y for Pest Health
d Livestoc ment manage- &
Market Empow-
k ment
linkages erment
and
manage-
in rural
chains ment
commun
i-ties

Eco-functional intensification is knowledge intensive

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International Centre for Research
in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS)
Centre without walls
Coordinator of research programmes
Disseminating organic research results and
knowledge: Organic E-prints
International board
Asia, Africa, America, Europe, IFOAM
Core Organic II
Collaboration with international funding
bodies and research organisations interested
in supporting development of Organic food
systems
New multipartner initiative: ORCA..

www.icrofs.org www.orgprints.org

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Example: Science for development of
agro-ecological methods
`vuta sukuma = pull - push system
for reducing stem borer and striga infestation
in Maize and Sorghum in Eastern Africa
Trap crops to attract moths to reduced pest problems in
crops: Napier and other fodder grasses
Intercrops with repellant properties: legumes
Striga control by intercropping with Desmodium species
(legumes)
Opportunities for breeding and use of molecular
genetics

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Systems)
Needs for Research and Innovation
in Organic Agriculture

Agroecology & Environment


Improved Food & Fibre Production

Value Social
Chains & Capital
Economics

Improved Improved Improved Improved


integrated Soil biodiversit Health &
Crop / manage- y for Pest
Improved Empower-
Livestock
ment manage- ment
Market manage-
ment in rural
linkages ment
communiti
and es
chains

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Systems)
The multi-dimensional
challenges of OA

1. Eco-functional intensification is knowledge intensive


2. Develoment of agro-ecological methods
3. Adoption of agro-ecological methods
4. Value chain development for various markets
5. Organic agricultures place in development
strategies
6. Evidence for decision makers
7. Global collaboration in research and innovation

Sumber: Niels Halberg & Lise Andreasen (International Centre for Research in Organic Food
Systems)