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Title: ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES FROM THE TROPICS: Market, Certification and Production Information for Producers and International Trading Companies

Date Published: 2003
Author/s: UNCTAD
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Copyright/patents/trade marks: United Nations
Journal Publisher: United Nations
Affiliation: United Nations


For some people organic agriculture is “farming without
chemical fertilizers and pesticides”. This is short and concise,
but misses important characteristics. Organic agriculture
follows the logic of a living organism in which all elements
(soil, plants, farm animals, insects, the farmer etc.) are
closely linked with one other. Organic farming therefore
must be based on a thorough understanding and clever
management of these interactions and processes.