As defined by the Organic Trade Association, organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. It is based on using minimal off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony.
Basically, organic agriculture puts the focus on improving soil fertility through the use of mineral and natural fertilizers and enhancing biological cycles for natural insect and disease control.
As consumer interest in organic products rises and new organic production and marketing systems keep evolving, organic agriculture continues to rapidly expand throughout the world.
Dole’s Certified Organic Banana and Pineapple Program is at the forefront of organic agriculture and meeting the consumer demand for quality products.