Organic farming is an integrated farming system that strives for sustainability, the
enhancement of soil fertility and biological diversity. Organic farming prohibits synthetic
pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms, and growth hormones.
Direct access to fresh vegetables and fruit products through urban farming can improve food
security and food safety. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to
local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Rural organic farming
combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote
fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved.