Published: 10/21/2006 - Updated: 09/25/2018
This book combines theoretical and practical work, both from researchers and farmers on issues relating to the ecological management of crops, as well as logging and farming.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Organic Agriculture (SEAE) and separate technical Eumedia publisher, has released an update of a manual on organic agriculture and livestock, which has been revised and expanded.
The manual combines both theoretical and practical work of farmers and leading experts in the field, analyzing all aspects of environmental management and forestry crops and livestock, with an eminently practical approach based on experiences in recent years.
The publication is structured into five thematic blocks, the first of which deals with theoretical aspects of ecological management model, analyzing the role of agroecology, the transition from conventional systems, the technical basis of organic agriculture and Mediterranean agricultural systems.
In a second section, it explores the technical agro-organic model for management of agricultural production, including management of agricultural cereal, rice, vegetable, citrus, organic, apple cultivation, subtropical and dry fruit, vines and olive organic, growing medicinal and aromatic plants and biodynamic agriculture.
The third block is devoted to the management of eco-agro forestry, agroforestry and agro-livestock, covered in the technical principles of organic livestock, organic production of ruminants, the processing of dairy products, welfare and animal health, beekeeping and organic management poultry and forest certification.
The fourth chapter examines the evolution of organic agriculture and livestock in Spain from an economic point of view, and the last block is dedicated to the description of practical experiences of organic farm management.
The manual, which can be purchased through the online shop of publications included in the main page of the Web Ministry www.mapa.es, is complete with numerous explanatory tables, charts, drawings and photographs clarify and illustrate its content.
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I would love to buy this book but I am not sure if there is an English version because I know a little Spanish but not enough to read a whole book, so could you please tell me if someone has translated this to other languages, that would be awesome, and thanks!
Biodynamics is something that is truly awe-inspiring and definitely should lead the push of the organic movements around the world. It’s the only way that we can truly integrate sustainability AND organics, while still feeding the entire world. This is very true.