1. Farmers with Sustainability Concerns 2. Progressive and Market Oriented Organic Farmers INDIA – ORGANIC AGRICULTURE Relevance - About 74% farmers of India are small and marginal farmers - to help reduce costs and to increase incomes.
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE: INTERVENTION AREAS Production of Safe & Nutritious Food Non toxic residues Non use of chemicals Better Returns for Small Farmers Price Premium for Organic Products Lower Cost of Production Value-addition w.r.t. Ecology & Environment Development of Organic Package of Practices Organic Markets & Effective Supply Chains Creation of Replicable Success Models Eco-friendly Sustainable Farming Soil Carbon Soil Microbes Indicators Soil HealthFood Safety Economic Benefits
ORGANIC MARKET - GLOBAL Currently Global Organic trade is USD 60 bn…. Will reach USD 100 bn by 2015 (Rs. 5,00,000 crores)
ORGANIC MARKET - INDIA Currently Indias Organic trade is Rs. 2500 crore Exports Food products Rs. 840 crores, Organic cotton – Rs. 1025 crores, Domestic markets – Rs. 600 crores ………By 2015, Indias total Organic trade will more than double to reach Rs. 6000 crores (over USD 1 bn) HUGE POTENTIAL – STILL LEAVES US AT 1% OF GLOBAL TRADE
INDIA - DEVELOPMENTS APEDA, Ministry of Commerce – –National Program on Organic Production (NPOP), Govt of India, since 2001National Standards: NSOP- Acquired status of equivalence with EU and NOP standards. –Stringent accreditation norms and strict monitoring –Strong traceability - Tracenet Min of Agriculture – promotional schemes – Small farmers 15 states formulated/ formulating its own Organic farming Policies, since 2004
INDIA – STATE POLICIES 1. Profitability of small farmers will have increased by reducing input costs. State benefited by savings on fertilizers 2. Organic agribusiness – An attractive opportunity for educated youth of the state- Creates a variety of job opportunities in the organic agribusiness sector, (e.g. post harvest handling, marketing of the products). 3.Develop Bio Villages, Organic Villages for agro tourism, as part of the tourism development strategy of the state. The strategy will help convert organics into services with high value addition. 4. Strong institutional capacities and human resources in the state to implement appropriate organic strategies Boards/ State owned CBs
Consulting Services Collecting, documenting & disseminating info. and knowledge Capacity building of individuals and institutions, training Networking Stakeholders Advocating and Popularizing OA A Service Provider to the Organic Agriculture Sector Owned and managed by the stakeholders (society) Projects and mandates from private sector and govt. Collaboration with existing institutions ICCOA Mandate
Legends CIH Training NCOF Training Intl. Seminar s Farmers Cluster (FC) ICCOA sub-offices ICCOA HO ICCOA ORGANIC LEADERSHIP COURSE BIOVILLAGE PROJECT EVENTS & CAPACITY BLDG PROGRAMS Research Project