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The Organic Farming Sourcebook

By CLAUDE ALVARES

Published by Other India Press in association with Third World Network

ISBN: 81-85569-46-0

Year: 2009  No. of pages: 464

ABOUT THE BOOK

Written and designed to excite and stimulate your interest in organic farming, this sourcebook will take you to every aspect of the subject:

• You will encounter surprising details about the traditions of raising food in India and the equally amazing traditions of generously sharing it;

• You will learn about the techniques through which farmers have maintained the vitality, fertility and life of the soil over forty centuries;

• You will have access to hundreds of innovative and pioneering organic farmers who long ago deserted the ‘green’ revolution and its barbaric technology of mass-kill;

• You will get an opportunity to understand and digest the fundamental principles of various organic farming systems from the best of the class;

• You will also have access to what the government is now doing to promote organic farming within the country;

• You will find addresses of green shops where you can access organically grown food;

• For the intellectual there are severe critiques of the ‘green’ revolution and how it came to be imposed on this country. For the activist, there is a history of organic farming and addresses of individuals and institutions that are promoting it as part of India’s efforts to revert to sustainable agriculture.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

CLAUDE ALVARES is Director of the Central Secretariat of the Organic Farming Association of India, located in Goa, India.

Contents

1.      The Food Traditions of India                                                

2.            The Traditions of Raising Food                                            

3.            The Green Revolution: Painful Harvest

4.            Genetic Terrorism

5.            India’s Organic Farming Movement: A History

6.            Principles of Organic Farming

7.            Organic Seed

8.            Go Mata Returns

9.            Directory of Organic Farms, Farmers and Promoters

10.        Organic Stores

11.        Learning Organic Agriculture

12.        Organic Asia

Index of names and subjects

PRICE

US$45.00 for First World countries

US$35.00 for Third World countries

RM55.00 for Malaysia

Prices are inclusive of postage costs by airmail.

Orders from India, please enquire from:

Other India Bookstore, Mapusa 403 507 Goa, India.

Fax: 91-832-2663305; Email: otherindiabookstore@gmail.com

www.otherindiabookstore.com

How to Order the Book

Visit our TWN Online Bookshop or contact Third World Network at 131 Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia.

Tel: 604-2266159

Fax: 604-2264505

Email for further information.


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