What do I need to know about soils? Soil can be living or dead. Living soil continuously requires enough air, water and soil organic matter in order to provide a good growing environment for plants and soil organisms. By providing these, even dead soil can manage to live again. You can tell whether your soil is living or dead by the amount of farm products that can be obtained from it under average management conditions. A living soil can support consistent and sufficient production of farm products while a degraded and dead soil cannot.
As a farmer in Africa you may be facing a number of challenges like loss of arable land, decreasing soil fertility, frequent drought and rising cost of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and animal drugs. This commonly leads to recurrent difficulties to produce enough food to sustain the family and community. There is therefore need to establish low-cost farming methods that are environmentally friendly and allow you to address the pressing problems of food security.
Food labelling is the primary means of communication between the producer and seller of food on one hand, and the purchaser and consumer on the other. The Codex Alimentarius standards and guidelines on food labelling are published in a specific volume: Food Labelling. In addition to the general recommendations, the Codex Committee on Food Labelling also provides guidance for certain claims commonly found in the market in order to provide clear information to the consumer.
Estas directrices se han preparado con el fin de ofrecer un enfoque concertado respecto a los requisitos que socalzan la producción, el etiquetado y la producción de propiedades de los alimentos producidos orgánicamente.
La finalidad de estas directrices es:
Organic Polyculture of Passion Fruit, Pineapple, Corn and Cassava: The Influence of Green Manure and Distance between Espaliers