Organic Farming

Organic Farming

Organic Agriculture: 'Organic agriculture is a system of farm design and management to create an eco-system which can achieve sustainable productivity without the use of artificial external inputs such as chemical fertilizers and pesticides.' (NPOPdefinition:2014)

Principles of Organic Farming:

  • Use of FYM/Compost/Vermi-compost
  • Use of Jeevamrut
  • In-situ irrigation
  • Use of improved or straight-line seed varieties
  • Integration of Agriculture with livestock
  • Use of FYM/Compost/Vermi-compost
  • Use of Jeevamrut
  • In-situ irrigation
  • Use of improved or straight-line seed varieties
  • Integration of Agriculture with livestock

Organic Food Benefits

  • Reduces pollution, soil erosion and increases soil fertility, soil health
  • Better food tasteand nutritional value
  • Preserve our earth and ecosystem
  • Promotes animal welfare and biodiversity
  • Preserves agriculture diversity and support farming

Global Market

Global Organic food market is rising at 10-12% per year, with the current market valued USD 100 billion (2016-17). It is further expected to increase to USD 138 billion in 2020 and USD 232 billion in 2025-26.

USA is the leader having 50% of global market share and European countries share 30% holding the second position in global organic food demand. Germany, France, Italy, UK, Spain, Netherlands are the major market for organic food in Europe.

In the global markets demand of Organic Fruits & Vegetables account 25-40% of total demand, giving opportunity for Indian companies in Export of Organic Fruits & Vegetables.

Indian Market

Organic food consumption is a trend in the western countries and is now being adopted in the Asian markets especially in India and China. In India, metro cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Pune have the biggest demand for these products.

Organic food generally costs more than the conventional food products, by almost 80-100%. This fact is a major challenge in a country like India. However, increasing health consciousness and disposable income in the country, has led to a continued and perhaps even increased demand for organic food.

The Indian organic food market is anticipated to grow at CAGR of 25-30% during 2015-2025. Market demand has increased from Rs.2,400 Cr in 2014-15 to Rs.3,200 Cr in 2016-17. It has potential to touch Rs.9,000 Cr by 2020 and Rs.25,000 Cr by 2025-26.

Benefits To Farmers

Organic agriculture in India has potential to growing fast, creating jobs in farming sector, food processing and supply chain opportunities. It leads to entrepreneurial opportunities for producers and processors that want to capitalize on consumer growth in the organic sector.

Value for money

Market support

Funding support

Increases biodiversity

Crop Diversity

Soil Health

Our Project Partners

1. Prabhat Vikas Manch (Dhulia, Maharashtra)
- crops growing Pegion Pea (Arhar), Blackgram, Greengram, Millets, Soybean, Groundnut

2. Basal Initiatives (Bhubaneswar, Odisha)
- crops growing Blackgram, Greengram, Pegion Pea (Arhar), Millets, Aromatic Rice, Turmeric, Ginger

3. Girijan Vikash (Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh)
- crops growing Turmeric, Millets, Rajma and Cashew