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Emergence of Organic Farming The roots of organic farming go right back to the early 20th century Organic farming arises from a philosophical and practical basis which have led to the development of a variety of alternative methods of agricultural production worldwide This is one of the reasons why people have misconceptions of what organic farming actually is Le Guillou2001 Five key figures have inspired the international organic movement It all began in the 1920s when Rudolf Steiner prompted the growth of of bio-dynamic cultivation It quickly gained international recognition and in 1929 the Bio dynamic association was founded Subsequently different approaches to a new kind of farming emerged throughout Europe Despite these movements organic farming remained underdeveloped in Europe for many years The years between 1924-1970 were a period of struggle and financial difficultyTate1994 Between 1970-1980 green awareness grew and key organic symbol schemes and associations were set up It was in the 80s however that organic farming eventually gained acceptance There was a major increase in the number of producers and new initiatives got underway for processing and marketing organic products Le Guillou2001 Regardless of all these efforts however organic farming was hampered by a lack of clarity Consumers were confused as to what organic farming actually was The reasons for this lay in the existence of a number of different philosophies no specific standards been set and the fraudulent use of labelling referring to organic methods Guillou 2001 What is Organic Farming According to Bord Bia Organic agriculture includes all agricultural systems that promote the environmentally socially and economically sound production of food and fibres These systems take local soil fertility as a key of successful production By respecting the natural capacity of plants animals and the landscape it aims to optimise quality in all aspects of agriculture and the environment Organic farming dramatically reduces external inputs by refraining from the use chemo- synthetic fertilisers pesticides and
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