Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Effects of chemicals used in modern agriculture. 3. Fundamentals of Organic farming. 4. History and evolution of organic farming. 5. Potentials of organic farming. 6. Organic certification. 7. Scenario of organic farming in India and world. References.
Many books are written on the subject of organic farming, covering different aspects. This book covers history of organic farming and global scenario of organic farming, besides all fundamental aspects like principles, potentials, prospects, organic practices and problems in adoption of organic farming. The knowledge about how it is practiced in different countries is informative to all those who are concerned with its popularisation. Many small developing countries as well as large advanced countries have more successfully adopted it than India. But, while tracing its history, India has played a key role since many organic practices were evolved in India more than 2000-3000 years back in these countries.
This book is expected to be used by all students, research workers, voluntary organisations, policy makers and all those who are concerned to promote organic farming as a comprehensive dossier to cover most aspects of organic farming. (jacket)