Definition: Organic farming

Environment

Organic farming is a system promoting the protection of the environment and animal welfare. It reduces or eliminates the use of fertilisers, pesticides and growth regulators and is governed by a set of regulated standards and production rules, certification procedures and specific labelling schemes.
Source:
Eurostat, "Using Official Statistics to Calculate Greenhouse Gas Emissions. A Statistical Guide", Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2010
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