Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Export of organic products: Opportunities and challenges
Author(s): Ummyiah HM, Sumati Narayan, Pradeep Kumar, Ambreen Nabi, Malik Ajaz and Mudasir Magray
Abstract: Organic agriculture offers trade opportunities for farmers in the developing and developed countries. The market of organic products is expected to grow globally in the coming years and high growth rates over the medium term (from 10-15 to 25-30%) are expected. The organic market expansion makes it possible for farmers to reap the benefits of a trade with relatively high price premiums. However, this market is not very well known to most farmers, especially those living in the developing countries. In developing countries it is therefore essential for major key players (e.g. NGOs, farmer organizations, traders, exporters etc.) that promote organic farming to have up-to-date information on the available opportunities (market requirements) and trends of the organic market. Although the movement is still regarded with some skepticism, the concept of organic farming has strong marketing appeal, growth forecasts are almost all positive and it has been suggested that the ‘movement’ is now an ‘industry’. Major domestic markets for organic products lie in metropolitan cities – Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad and the export markets are Europe, America, Middle East, Asia, Africa etc. Organic agriculture is one of the fastest growing agribusiness sectors in the world, with double-digit annual growth in land under organic cultivation, value of organic produce and number of organic farmers.
How to cite this article:
Ummyiah HM, Sumati Narayan, Pradeep Kumar, Ambreen Nabi, Malik Ajaz, Mudasir Magray. Export of organic products: Opportunities and challenges. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6):1084-1088.