Organic livestock husbandry: An approach to welfare & sustainability

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  • SANJITA SHARMA VISHNU SHARMA Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education & Research (PGIVER) Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan


Organic term primarily and simply reflects
something very close to nature, ethics and
tradition in general and involves principles that
generate products of high quality, coherent with
environment in particular23. According to the Codex
Alimentarius Commission and all existing national
regulations, “organic production is a holistic
production management system that avoids use
of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetically
modified organisms, minimizes pollution of air, soil
and water, and optimizes the health and productivity
of interdependent communities of plants, animals
and peopleâ€. Organic farming is being promoted as
an ideal practice in addressing the environmental
protection, food safety and sustainability concerns.
The thought of organic farming is to establish and
maintain soil–plant, plant–animal and animal–soil
interdependence and to create a sustainable agro
ecological system based on local resources. The
most important characteristic of organic farming is
the emphasis on the production process rather than the product itself.

Author Biography

  • SANJITA SHARMA VISHNU SHARMA, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education & Research (PGIVER) Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences Jaipur-302004, Rajasthan
    1* Corresponding author: Professor and Head, Post Graduate
    Institute of Veterinary Education & Research (PGIVER),
    Rajasthan University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Jaipur
    2 Professor and Dean (PGIVER), Rajasthan University of
    Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Jaipur



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Organic livestock husbandry: An approach to welfare & sustainability. (2017). Indian Journal of Animal Production and Management, 32(3-4).