DOI: 10.12924/of2014.01010001 |Publication Date: 13 December 2013

A Fresh Start for Organic Farming Research

Thomas Felix Döring
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Abstract: Over the past few decades the area of farmland underorganic management has significantly and continuously increased  [1]. This trend, observed across all continents, has been accompanied by a strong expansion of the market for organically produced goods, and a substantial increase of organic farming research efforts, funded through national and international programmes. At the same time, with the tremendous expansion of organic agriculture and food systems the organic sector has experienced a remarkable diversification and it is therefore essential to conduct research in, and find practical solutions for, an increasing diversity of organic farming systems across the globe.

Keywords: inaugural issue; organic farming

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