933110 Organic farming in tropical and subtropical regions (in Eng.)


Art
Vorlesung
Semesterstunden
2
Vortragende/r (Mitwirkende/r)
Freyer, Bernhard
Organisation
Institut für Ökologischer Landbau (IFÖL)
Angeboten im Semester
Sommersemester 2018
Unterrichts-/ Lehrsprachen
Englisch

Lehrinhalt

Topics:

1 Introduction: Principles of organic farming in semiarid, subtropical and tropical environments
2 Farming systems: soil fertility, cropping systems, fertilization, weed control and plant health, animal husbandry
3 Insights into socioeconomic conditions with a close link to organic farming: e.g. farm economy, markets, food security, gender, poverty

The presentations are based on organic farming practices and scientific literature in the following countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nicaragua, North Afrika (Egypt /SEKEM), Asia (Sri Lanka, India) and Canarian islands

Inhaltliche Voraussetzungen (erwartete Kenntnisse)

basic knowledge in organic farming

Lehrziel

Knowing the important concepts of organic farming in semiarid, subtropical and tropical environments
Becoming capable of assessing latest developments of organic farming in relation to food security, poverty, global markets, a.s.o.
Becoming familiar with important cropping systems and production strategies (fertilisation system, plant protection, weed control, animal husbandry, a.s.o.). Understanding of the wider socio-cultural and economic system in which organic farming is being embedded.
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