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The journal Organic Agriculture is a multidisciplinary journal aiming to publish outstanding research papers on organic agriculture and related food systems. The journal also includes invited critical reviews on topical issues, and concept notes for the development of Organic Agricultural and the related research. The journal covers the principles and practice of organic agriculture and food systems encouraging papers that provide a systemic, participatory, and interdisciplinary approach to the subject and those proposing innovations beyond current standards or practices. Early-career studies of high scientific quality are particularly welcome.

According to the definition given by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (March 2005; https://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-landmarks/definition-organic-agriculture), “organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.”

The journal Organic Agriculture takes IFOAM's definition of organic agriculture stated above as the focus of its Aims and Scope, and consequently will accept papers which report studies that are carried out within organic farming systems, where the system uses the methods of Organic Agriculture based on the IFOAM principles (https://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-landmarks/principles-organic-agriculture) and strategy (https://www.ifoam.bio/en/organic-policy-guarantee/organic-30-next-phase-organic-development).

To address the challenges of developing sustainable food and farming systems, the journal seeks contributions covering the whole supply chain from farm to fork.

The journal scope ranges from technical and socio-economic constraints to productivity, food processing and quality, market development, consumer research, to animal and human health and welfare, and ethical, policy and governance issues.

High quality papers focusing on innovation at technical, social, ecological and economic levels and constant improvement of best agro-ecological practices, as well as all cutting-edge topics in the development of organic agriculture and food systems are specifically encouraged.

Organic Agriculture is the official journal of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (www.isofar.org).

Organic Agriculture is published quarterly (March, June, September, December).

Organic Agriculture is available through Springer Developing Countries Initiative such as AGORA and HINARI.

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  • Gerold Rahmann
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    The International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR) was launched in 2003 and promotes and supports research in all areas of Organic Agriculture by facilitating global co-operation in research, methodological development, education and knowledge exchange; supporting individual researchers through membership services, publications and events and integrating stakeholders in the research process.

    ISOFAR pursues its mission by:

    supporting individual researchers, from both generalist organic systems and specialist disciplinary backgrounds, through membership services including events, publications, and relevant scientific structuresfacilitating global co-operation in research, education and knowledge exchangeencouraging conceptual, methodological and theoretical development, respecting the ethos of organic agriculture, in a systems/inter-disciplinary contextencouraging the active participation of users and stakeholders, with their accumulated knowledge and experience, in the prioritisation, development, conduct, evaluation and communication of researchfostering relationships with related research associations, including joint events and publications.Not yet a member? Click here to learn how to join today!

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