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BioFach   World Organic Trade Fair

GTZ / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH
Department: Program Office for Social and Ecological StandardsSector
Project Organic Agriculture
Address: Postfach 5180, D-65726 Eschborn, Germany
Phone:  +49-6196-79 1466   +49-6196-79 6555  Fax: +49-6196-79 6132
Email: Web:

Naturbryksbyran, 105 25 Stockholm, Sweden
Fax: +46-8-20-88-64

Südliches Schloßrondell 1
80638 München
Telefax: 089 / 17 95 95 - 19



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General Principle

Organic agriculture develops a viable and sustainable agro-ecosystem, by working compatibly with natural

living systems and cycles .


For optimum sustainability of an agro-ecosystem, all activities including crop production, animal

husbandry and general environmental maintenance should be organized such that all the elements of the

farm activities interact positively. Practical farming skills, based on knowledge, observation and

experience are therefore important for organic growers. Careful practice based on skill and knowledge

often avoids the requirement for synthetic inputs, and reduces reliance on inputs.

Conversion may be accomplished over a period of time. A farm may be converted by gradual introduction of organic practices over the whole farm, or by application of organic principles to only a portion of the operation at first .

There should be a clear plan of how to proceed with the conversion. This plan should be updated as necessary and cover all aspects relevant

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