Learn about Agriculture

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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

Organic Soil Management

Organic Soil Management

Healthy soil matters to all farmers and “feed the soil, not the plant” is the mantra of organic farmers. Organic farmers focus on creating fertile soil that is rich in organic matter and teeming with life.


Websites to Investigate This Topic Further


  1. Bot, Alexandra and José Benites. FAO Soils Bulletin 80. The importance of soil organic matter: Key to drought-resistant soil and sustained food production. Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations. 2005.
  2. Organic production systems — Permitted substances lists. CAN/CGSB-32.311-2015. Table 4.2 – Soil amendments and crop nutrition
  3. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015.

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