Knowledge Repository on Natural Farming

Social, ecological and economic attributes of natural farming

  1. Social Welfare:
    labour in comparison with conventional agriculture and therefore, should contribute to rural employment and help keep in business small farms which would otherwise not be able to cope with intensification and global competition.

  2. Economic Wellbeing:
    Nature based farming represents real opportunities on several levels, contributing to rural economies through sustainable development such as ecological tourism to Natural farms is a tool to help small farmers to earn additional income and in this way support the transition from conventional farming to natural farming.

  3. Ecological Aspects:
    Natural inputs provides a better root system and ability to interact with beneficial soil microorganisms, ability to suppress weeds, contributing to soil, crop and seed health, good product quality, high yield level and high yield stability.