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How Organic and Conventional Farmers in Brazil’s Natuba Basin understand soil

Author:
Winstone, Bethany, Filson, Glen, Heck, Richard J., De Araújo Filho, Jose Coelho
Source:
Agroecology and sustainable food systems 2019 v.43 no.4 pp. 409-428
ISSN:
2168-3573
Subject:
basins, educational status, farmers, horticulture, land management, research projects, soil properties, soil quality, Brazil
Abstract:
This research project sought a better understanding of how Northeastern Brazilian small operation horticultural farmers learn about their soils and how this is translated into land management practices. The organic farmers, who had higher educational levels and training, were more likely to perceive soil characteristics as important soil health indicators and to have a more intricate relationship with the soil than conventional farmers.
Agid:
6326631