The communication process permits individual farmers to incorporate more successful approaches to their particular needs in a case by case basis. Consider the elimination of pesticides for example. "Eliminating the use of synthetic nitrogenous fertilizer greatly lowers the risks of nitrogen contamination of water, while crop rotation is a widely used method of fertility maintenance and pest and disease control. Most certification programmes restrict the use of mineral fertilizers, which may instead be necessary to supplement organic manure produced on the farm. However, natural and organic fertilizers from outside the farm (e.g. rock phosphate, potash, guano, seaweed, slaughterhouse by-products, ground limestone, seaweed, wood-ash) may also be used." (FAO, 2009)
Another concern in regard to this technological change is that without pesticides crops will be overrun by insects and other vermin? "From the studies mentioned above and from an increasing body of case studies, it is becoming evident that organic farming does not result in neither catastrophic crop losses due to pests nor in dramatically reduced yields as many critics from agribusiness and in academia would have us believe. A report from UC Davis predicted a 36% reduction in tomato yields in California if conventional insecticides and fungicides were eliminated." (Agricultural Issues Center 1988).
There are two unique benefits that should be also mentioned. Organic farming is a very labor intensive process. The ministers of labor should take into consideration that implementing a nationwide organic farming initiative would be an excellent source of potential employment for a great number of individuals. The second related issue is that an nationwide initiative would also create many new industries that before this type of implementation would not have existed. "Few in farming, processing, trade or consultancy today are in a position to absorb all the scientific findings on organic agriculture. There is a growing demand for this complex information to be made accessible via print media and on the Internet." (FiBL) This research project could fundamentally be a major part of a development strategy to further amplify the organic farming system for Saudi Arabia as a whole. Organic farming implementation encompasses a number of complex implementation criteria. Through case research, this proposal
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