FAO: Step by step conversion to organic agriculture

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FAO: Step by step conversion to organic agriculture

This practice describes how to convert into organic agriculture step by step. The following provides introductory information on how to become an organic farmer, indicating that knowledge on the functioning and the possibilities of management of natural processes is first and foremost important. Familiarization with organic practices is also recommended such as mulching, intercropping, composting, green manuring, organic pest management, appropriate seed planting material, leguminous tree planting, farm‑owned animal feed growth, and bunds. Specifications are also given on which crops to grow during conversion and criteria for this crop selection. Details on full conversation indicate how to mitigate contamination risks of pesticides and genetically modified organisms.

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