Jan Moudrý

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice

Jan Moudrý is an associate professor and head of the Department of Organic Farming at the University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Agriculture, Ceske Budejovice. He is focused on agroecology, environmental impacts of agriculture, sustainable and organic farming systems, social farming, and multifunctional agriculture. He is author or co-author of more than 100 scientific publications, methodologies, monographs, and books. He is also a founding member of Agroecology Europe, member of European Network of Organic Agriculture Teachers (ENOAT), member of Climate Change Task Force for the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM EU), member of TP Organics advisory board, member of steering committee of Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture (CTPOA), member of steering committee of PRO-BIO advisory (advisory in organic farming), and head of the Association of Social Farming.

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Organic farming aims to produce a number of crops, without the use of synthetic chemicals (pesticides) or fertilizers, while enhancing soil composition and promoting biodiversity. This is a traditional, more permanent type of farming that relies on ecosystem services to maintain the integrity of the landscape while still producing sufficient yields. In addition, conventional farming uses pesticides and fertilizers to maximize the yield of a particular crop or set of crops, which are typically genetically modified. This book covers several issues related to the multi-functionality and impacts of organic and conventional farming systems. Chapters cover topics related to organic farming and the economy, farm management, and innovative methods and approaches.

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