India’s Farmers Reap Awards of Organic Investment
About seven years ago several farmers in India took the step of going organic. Back in 2006-7 about 4.32 lakh ha reported organic produce, a figure that according to the IFOAM and FIBL Publication “The World of Organic Agriculture, 2013, is now about 11 lakh ha. In fact “the growth rate has reached around 20% per year, much higher than early expectations,” says Krishan Chandra, Director of the National Organic Farming Centre. What’s more India now outnumbers every other country in terms of organic producers with an estimated figure of 5,47,591. There is also good news from the domestic market where more and more local consumers are expressing a preference for organic produce. More details on what the future holds for organic in India can be found here.