The need for site-specific adaptation of organic standards: The example of dryland salinity in Australia


Between 2000 and 2006, the proportion of organic farms and acreage lying outside Europe and the United States has expanded to about three forth of total organic farms and area. Organic standards in place often correspond closely to those applied in the traditional organic areas. For the example of dryland salinity in Australia, we investigate, how well the locally applied standards address the problem, and to what extent they reflect scientifically recommended strategies to combat the problem.

Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, (Suppl. 89)