Research Methodologies in Organic Farming: On-Farm Participatory Research

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PROCEEDINGS

Bari, Italy
5-7 September 1999


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FOREWORD

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS OF THE WORKSHOP - RAINER KRELL
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
FINAL PROGRAMME OF THE WORKSHOP

INVITED PAPERS

ISSUES IN ON-FARM RESEARCH - WILLIAM LOCKERETZ AND CHRISTOPHER STOPES
ECONOMIC SIMULATION OF ORGANIC FARMS GUIDED BY FARMERS - A PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO AGRICULTURAL POLICY RESEARCH - ANNA HÄRING
THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE RESEARCHER/ADVISER IN AGRICULTURE: IMPLICATION FOR ORGANIC FARMING - FABIO MARIA SANTUCCI

GROUP REPORTS

IMPROVING ORGANIC FARMING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - LOIS PHILIPPS
REPORT ON THE WORKSHOP ON PILOT FARM PROJECTS - OTTO SCHMIDT
STRATEGIES FOR HIGHER PRODUCER VALUE IN ORGANIC FARMING SYSTEMS - FRANCESCO ANSALONI AND FABIO MARIA SANTUCCI

SPECIAL PAPERS

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRODUCERS, PROCESSORS AND DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS IN THE ORGANIC BEEF SECTOR - FRANCESCO ANSALONI
INTAKE OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN RELATION TO INDIVIDUAL SOMATIC CELL COUNTS IN HEIFERS - A PARTICIPATORY STUDY TO IMPROVE ANIMAL HEALTH IN ORGANIC FARMING - T. BAARS AND A. OPDAM
GUIDE FOR ON-FARM EXPERIMENTS BY ORGANIC FARMERS - JOHANN BACHINGER, KARIN STEIN-BACHINGER, RUDOLF VÖGEL AND ARMIN WERNER
STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING SUSTAINABILITY IN MEDITERRANEAN CROPPING SYSTEMS WITH SELF-RESEEDING ANNUAL LEGUMES - F. CAPORALI AND E. CAMPIGLIA
EFFECTS OF CLIMATIC CHANGES ON WEED FLORA IN ECOLOGICAL FARMING SYSTEMS - M. GLEMNITZ, J. HOFFMANN, R. RADICS AND G. CZIMBER
EFFECTS OF ECOLOGICAL FARMING ON BIODIVERSITY - J. HOFFMANN
PARTNER FARMS: A PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO COLLABORATION BETWEEN SPECIALIZED ORGANIC FARMS - W.J. NAUTA, G.J. V/D BUFGT AND T. BAARS
PROSPECTS AND LIMITATIONS OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE IN SELECTED THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES - LUDWIG PÜLSCHEN
SYNTHESIS OF A METHODOLOGY TO PROTOTYPE ECOLOGICAL (ORGANIC) AGROSYSTEMS ELABORATED BY AN EU RESEARCH NETWORK ON LOW INPUT AGRICULTURE - ENRICO RASO AND CONCETTA VAZZANA
ORGANIC PILOT FARMS IN SWITZERLAND - EVALUATION AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRES FOR ORGANIC FARMING - OTTO SCHMIDT AND SIEGFRIED HARTNAGEL
PRODUCT FLOW MODELLING: TAILOR-MADE DECISION SUPPORT FOR FARMERS - JACQUES WOLFERT AND ERIC A. GOEWIE

COUNTRY REPORTS

REPORT ON PROJECTS IN ORGANIC FARMING AT THE INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, LJUBLJANA (ISD) WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF DEVELOPMENT OF ORGANIC FARMING IN SLOVENIA - ANAMARIJA SLABE
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE - PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVES IN BULGARIA - STOYTCHO KAROV
RESEARCH ON ORGANIC FARMS IN LITHUANIA - V. RUTKOVIENE, A. DAUTARTAITE AND D. BALTRAMAITYTE

ADDENDUM

A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO RESEARCH IN SUSTAINABILITY AND ORGANIC FARMING - H.F. ALRØE, E.S. KRISTENSEN AND N. HALBERG

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS