Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Global Perspectives and Methods

2nd Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Sarath Chandran, Unni M.R., Sabu Thomas, D K Meena
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991452

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Organic Farming: Global Perspectives and Methods, Second Edition provides the core definition and concepts of organic farming, also addressing current challenges and goals. The book provides a comprehensive resource, from sustainability to influences on the ecosystem, including the significance of seed, soil, water and weed management, and other important aspects. In addition, it presents advancements in the field and insights on the future. This fully revised and updated edition expands coverage to include important economic considerations, understanding the influence of nanotechnology on organic farming, vertical farming, organic farming and livestock management, as well as the future of organic farming. Written by a team of global experts to provide current concepts of organic farming, this resource is valuable for researchers, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows from academia and research institutions.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest insights, from basic principles to emerging practices and future prospects
  • Includes new chapters on emerging organic farming practices and opportunities to address animal agriculture and vertical and indoor farming
  • Includes coverage of standards, certification and accreditation, and presents insights on economics and marketing


Researchers, post-doctoral fellows, academicians and industry related to agriculture, farming

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to organic farming
    2. Organic farming: Implementation and importance of cultural considerations
    3. Contribution of Organic Farming Towards Global Food Security An Overview
    4. Fertilizers Need for New Strategies
    5. Fertilizer Management Strategies for Enhancing Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainably
    6. Role of Microorganisms (Mycorrhizae) in Organic Farming
    7. Integrated Weed Management in Organic Farming
    8. Pest Control in Organic Farming
    9. Interactions Between Flowering Plants and Arthropods in Organic Agroecosystems A Review and Case Study
    10. The Potential of Agro-Ecological Properties in Fulfilling the Promise of Organic Farming A Case Study of Bean Root Rots and Yields in Iran
    11. Organic farming: Case Studies
    12. Understanding Organic Agriculture Through a Legal Perspective
    13. Impact of organic food and organic agriculture on human health and ecosystem
    14. Certification, standards and accreditation in organic farming: An update
    15. Vertical farming and organic farming integration: A review
    16. Organic agriculture and livestock management
    17. Role of organic farming in addressing future challenges
    18. Influence of nanotechnology on organic agriculture
    19. Bioenergy Production and Organic Agriculture
    20. Waste management strategies in organic agriculture
    21. Farm waste to wealth
    22. Marketing of organic products
    23. Economics of organic farming
    24. LCA of organic farming
    25. Future Perspective in Organic Farming Fertilization Management and Product

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323991452

About the Editors

Sarath Chandran

Dr. Sarath Chandran is currently involved with the various projects of Inter University Centre for Organic Farming (IUCOFSA) which involve (a) Synthesis of biogas, biofuel and bio fertilizer using water hyacinth- funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, a study on the Use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the detection, estimation and removal of pesticides from farmland- Project funded by Kerala State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and a study on Converting abandoned wetland as productive land: a “live laboratory” model for sustainable agriculture- project funded by the Government of Kerala.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India, School of Sciences, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria and International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Unni M.R.

Sri. Unni M. R., is the Hon. Director of Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is also the Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Affiliations and Expertise

Inter University Center for Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, Mahatma Gandhi University, Registrar, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Sabu Thomas

Professor Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for biomedical, automotive, space, and housing fields. Professor Thomas has published over 1000 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 150 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Woodhead, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Nova Science. He is the inventor of 16 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor and Full Professor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

D K Meena

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Scientist ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI)

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