The key idea behind ecological farming is management in harmony with the ecosystem.
A farm is a living organism made up of humans, animals, plants and the soil.
More than with other farming methods, the aim of ecological farming is to:
- achieve a working nutrient cycle as close to a closed cycle as possible.
(Food and nutrients should come from the farm itself)
- maintain and increase soil fertility
- raise animals according to natural animal husbandry
Ecological farming is geared towards sustainability. It maintains and preserves natural resources and has a positive effect on the environment.