Should I Convert To Organic Farming? Information To Support Your Decision.

  • 52 pages

  • Published: 1 Aug 2005

  • Author(s): Burnett, Viv, Neeson, Robyn, Wynen, Els, Dr

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This project aims to provide information on organic production to broadacre grain farmers that will assist them with the organic conversion process. Consumer demand for organic produce is increasing rapidly, yet the rate of farm conversion to organic agricultural systems is still relatively slow. In economic terms, this means that opportunities for increasing organic exports are being missed. Two important reasons for the slow rate of conversion are the inadequate provision of information to farmers on organic production, and the relative isolation (geographic, information support) of farmers who wish to convert their farms. This project addresses both these issues through the provision of timely information, and the opportunity for farmers to attend an annual workshop.