ifoam'96 ifoam'96
Book of Abstracts
11th IFOAM Scientific Conference
11-15 August 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Methods for Ecological Olive Production in Crete. P2; 41

Kabourakis, E.

Cretan Agri-environmental Group, P. O Box 59, GR-70400 Moirae, Greece & Department of Ecological Agriculture, Haarweg 333, NL-6709 RZ Wageningen, The Netherlands

Ecological olive production is a feasible first step towards a long term solution for the shortcomings of current olive production in the Mediterranean area. Therefore, an innovative pilot research project has been laid out, aimed at the design, development and evaluation of ecological olive production, in co-operation with a pilot group of ecological farmers. Six new methods have been developed to achieve the objectives of the prototype systems. The methods have been combined into prototype farming systems while avoiding any conflicts between them. Each method has been evaluated and improved on the basis of a set of four criteria.

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