is a holistic production management system, which enhances agro-ecosystem health, utilizing both traditional and scientific knowledge. Organic Agricultural systems rely on ecosystem management rather than external agricultural inputs.

Organic agriculture enhances soil structures, conserves water, mitigates climate change, and ensures sustained biodiversity. Through its holistic nature, organic farming integrates wild biodiversity, agro-biodiversity and soil conservation, and takes low-intensity farming one step further by eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which is not only an improvement for human health (food quality) and agrobiodiversity, but also for the associated off farm biotic communities.

Organic agriculture dramatically reduces external inputs by controlling pests and diseases naturally, with both traditional and modern methods, increasing both agricultural yields and disease resistance. Organic agriculture adheres to globally accepted principles for local socio-economic, climatic and cultural settings. supporting the development of local and regional food-systems.

Organic Agriculture standards and practices ensure agricultural land, 1/3 of the earth's land surface, is sympathetically managed for biodiversity and that primary ecosystems are not cleared to further extend the agricultural frontier.

Organically-grown fruits and vegetables obtain their nutrients from healthy soils, rather than synthetic fertilizers. They are lower in water content, thus reserving a higher nutrient density, they are richer in iron, magnesium, vitamin C, and antioxidants, and they provide a more balanced combination of essential amino acids. Good nutrition is vital for maintaining health and preventing disease.  Because organic foods are high in nutritional quality and quantity, they play an important role in promoting human health. 

Although not directly related to nutrition, good taste stimulates appetite and digestive processes.  Organic foods have consistently been rated as having better flavor and texture than non-organic foods.

Conventional food production methods compromise the nutritional quality and safety of food. Even after washing, over half of fruits and vegetables produced with conventional methods contain pesticide residues.  Pesticides can compromise human health because they, affect the endocrine and immune system, are known animal and suspected human carcinogens, and can result in higher rates of miscarriages and reduced fertility in agricultural workers exposed to pesticide.