Repellent plants, traps and natural enemies handling for crop pest management

Repellent and/or insecticidal plants, traps, and natural enemies handling are some very easy and efficient ways to control important crop pests, especially for smallholders and family farmers. It is known […]

What is Biological Control and how to be used in agriculture

This extension post aims to disseminate simple and safe strategies through technical support information that allow the family farmer and/or smallholders to increase the effectiveness of Natural Biological Control in their production […]

Increasing the preparedness against new plant health threats for the EU with EFSA’s Horizon Scanning

Global trade is increasingly leading to the introduction of non-native species in novel geographic ranges (Jenkins et al., 1996). These invaders often pose a serious threat to agriculture, with the […]

Composting 101

Composting 101

Briefly If we ask an experienced gardener what comes to mind when he/she hears the phrase “black gold”, he/she will probably not answer the oil, but the compost. Compost is […]

What is Organic Farming?- Organic Farming Definition and Examples

What is Organic Farming? – Organic Farming Definition and Examples

Summary of Organic Farming In a few words, organic farming involves growing techniques and methods that seek to protect the environment, humans, and animals, through sustainable agriculture. Producers of organic […]

Farming 101 – How to be a Farmer – Step by Step Guide

Farming 101 – How to be a Farmer – Step by Step Guide

We live in an era where more and more people of different areas, with totally different backgrounds, ages and education levels seek to change their lives, by moving to the […]

Livestock and GAP

Livestock and GAP

If your farming activity involves livestock, some crucial things to have in mind are: Strictly follow the local regulations about the type of animal species you are allowed to raise, […]

Good Agricultural Practices – Summary

Good Agricultural Practices – Summary

Good Agricultural Practices (also known as GAP) are a series of methods that farmers have to apply in order to protect  their own health and well-being the health and well-being […]

Food Supply Chain (Proper Storing and Transportation)

Food Supply Chain (Proper Storing and Transportation)

Unlike popular belief, Good Agricultural Practices do not stop with harvesting. Storing and Transportation activities are also important in order to ensure that clean and safe food will land on […]

Personal Hygiene and Gap

Personal Hygiene and Gap

Personal Hygiene is one of the most important factors in preventing any of the 3 types of contamination. Before entering production areas, farmers should wash their hands properly and regularly […]

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