Indigenous and Current Practices in Organic Agriculture in Nigeria: A Review
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 257-262
Received: Jul. 29, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 15, 2015; Published: Oct. 30, 2015
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Ibeawuchi I. I., Department of Crop Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Obiefuna J. C., Department of Crop Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Tom C. T., Department of Crop Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Ihejirika G. O., Department of Crop Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
Omobvude S. O., Department of Crop and Soil Science, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
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The paper defines organic agriculture as holistic management system which promotes agro-ecosystem's health, biodiversity, biological cycle and biological activity without the external inputs of synthetic chemicals such as: fertilizers, pesticides, hormones and feed additives. Benefit include among others: high and comparable yield though could be supported by those receiving support from European community that provides monitory help to farmers as well as with conventional farming. Current practices of organic agriculture are a modification and continuation of indigenous practices that are more prominent in Nigeria. More research and funding by government and private sectors have been recommended.
Keywords
Organic Agriculture, Indigenous Crops, Current Practices and Nigeria
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Ibeawuchi I. I., Obiefuna J. C., Tom C. T., Ihejirika G. O., Omobvude S. O., Indigenous and Current Practices in Organic Agriculture in Nigeria: A Review, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 257-262. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20150406.14
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