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Author Halberg, Niels

Title Organic Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihoods
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012


Description 1 online resource (297 pages)
Series Earthscan Food and Agriculture
Earthscan food and agriculture.
Contents Organic agriculture, livelihoods and development / Niels Halberg and Adrian Muller -- Case 1: Carbon credits from organic agriculture : Experiences from Costa-Rica / Jonathan Castro and Manuel Amador -- Consequences of organic agriculture for smallholder farmer's livelihood and food security / P. Panneerselvam, N. Halberg and S. Lockie -- Globalization of organic food chains and the environmental impacts / John E Hermansen, Marie T. Knudsen and Christian Schader -- The use of agro-ecological methods in organic farming / Y.H. Qiao, N. Halberg and M. Oelofse -- Case 2: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of organic orange juice imported from Brazil to Denmark : a case study / Marie Trydeman Knudsen, Niels Halberg, Gustavo Fonseca de Almeida, Lucimar Santiago de Abreu, Vibeke Langer and John E. Hermansen -- The Potential of Organic Agriculture for Contributing to Climate Change Adaptation / Adrian Muller, Balgis Osman-Elasha and Lise Andreasen -- Organic Agriculture Governance in the Global South : New Opportunities for Participation in Agricultural Development and Livelihood Outcomes / Kristen Lyons, Gomathy Palaniappan and Stewart Lockie
The possibilities for inclusion of smallholder farmers in organic market chain development / Paul Rye Kledal, Frank Eyhorn, Bo van Elzakker and Elsio Antonio Pereira de Figueiredo -- Case 3: Certified organic and fair trade impacts on smallholders livelihoods in Kandy case area- Sri Lanka / S. Vaheesan, K. Zoysa and N. Halberg -- Policies and Actions to Support Organic Agriculture / Sofia Twarog -- Comparative institutional analyses of certified organic agriculture conditions in Brazil and China / Henrik Egelyng, Lucimar de Abreau, Luping Li and Maria Fernanda Fonseca -- The dynamics and recomposition of agroecology in Latin America / L.S. de Abreu and S. Bellon -- Case 4: Food security obtained through Farmer Family Learning Group approaches : Description of a project between Organic Denmark, NOGAMU and SATNET Uganda / Inge Lis Dissing, Jane Nalunga, Thaddeo Tibasiima, and Aage Dissing, Mette Vaarst -- Research needs for development of organic agriculture in sub Saharan Africa / Charles Ssekyewa, Francisca George and Adrian Muller
Summary This book provides a timely analysis and assessment of the potential of organic agriculture (OA) for rural development and the improvement of livelihoods. It focuses on smallholders in developing countries and in countries of economic transition, but there is also coverage of and comparisons with developed countries. It covers market-oriented approaches and challenges for OA as part of high value chains and as an agro-ecologically based development for improving food security. It demonstrates the often unrecognised roles that organic farming can play in climate change, food security and sovere
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Subject Organic farming -- Social aspects
Organic farming -- Economic aspects
Organic farming -- Environmental aspects
Sustainable agriculture -- Social aspects
Sustainable agriculture -- Economic aspects
Sustainable agriculture -- Environmental aspects
Quality of life
Rural development
Sustainable development
Organic farming -- Economic aspects.
Organic farming -- Environmental aspects.
Organic farming -- Social aspects.
Quality of life.
Rural development.
Sustainable agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Sustainable agriculture -- Environmental aspects.
Sustainable agriculture -- Social aspects.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Muller, Adrian
ISBN 9781136469374