Designing, developing and disseminating EPS at farm level is a first step towards sustainability of the perennial cropping systems. National Organic Agriculture Board. The main areas where public policy could remove barriers to OF are the supply of information through subsidised research and extension, and the establishment of a commercial industry infrastructure.
Indeed, in order to obtain high quality and competitive cotton fiber on international market, producers are encouraged to use extensively mineral fertilizers and synthesis chemical pesticides. The production in these systems fulfils the organic farming standards and principles.
Many of these official or illegally used chemical products have adverse effects on environment and both the human and animal health. However, dissemination starts earlier as many farmers may adopt and try the farming methods. D Thesis.
Table 1 Distribution of the sampled farmers per research site Class. Interdisciplinary on-farm research is required for the development of such systems as well as networks.
The project promotes farmer-driven innovations to address food security, poverty alleviation and resilience to climate change. Furthermore, the development of organic cotton in most sub-Saharan African countries is enhanced by projects funded by Western donors Ferrigno et al.
The Wealth Ranking was carried out using, for each site, five key-informants who have a thorough understanding of the socio-cultural and economic context of the site.
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A methodology for designing and a first step towards validation and dissemination of prototype ecological olive production systems EOPS in Crete", Published Ph.