The current growth of organic farming is being fuelled by market demand. Nicolas Lambkin's book spells out both the principles underlying organic farming and the practical ways in which farmers can respond. He is particularly concerned with the economics of organic farming - a key point for farmers thinking of converting their land.
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Foreword by Professor C R W Spedding xiii
PART ONE THE PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC FARMING
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