It is farming in harmony with nature, using cultivation techniques and breeding programmes that do not rely on soluble chemical fertilisers, pesticide or herbicides, or artificial genetic modifications. Organic livestock are reared on feed produced under these conditions, are kept in conditions that suit their natural state as far as possible and don’t rely on the blanket use for medicines to overcome unhealthy conditions.
Organic farming is the main type of ecological farming, with a set of standards which are recognised world-wide. In many countries it is called ‘biological’ farming.
At the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group, we carry out research that includes looking at the elements of the organic farming system, and elements of conventional farming systems. Our aim is to increase our knowledge, in order to improve the overall ecological balance of organic and conventional farming.