Organic Agriculture : Home
This guide supplies links to selected resources from among our campus Libraries and the open Web that you can use to support your interest and inform your research into organic agricultural practices. Library staff from among our Science & Engineering Libraries are available to provide assistance.
Defining Organic Agriculture:
"Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It emphasises the use of management practices in preference to the use of off-farm inputs, taking into account that regional conditions require locally adapted systems. This is accomplished by using, where possible, agronomic, biological, and mechanical methods, as opposed to using synthetic materials, to fulfil any specific function within the system." (FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission, 1999).