9 March 2001

Handbook bible of organic facts

ORGANIC producers needing management facts should look no further than the 2001 Organic Farm Management Handbook, published by the University of Wales and the Organic Advisory Service.

Edited by Nic Lampkin and Mark Measures, the handbook contains comprehensive data on organic enterprises gross margins.

It also covers technical and business management information, including marketing and certification issues.

For those interested in conversion to organic farming, there are details of financial support available as well as other sources of advice. The book costs £12 (01488-658698, fax 01488-658503).