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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 2 (2020)

Organic farming and its impact on crop management in India


NM Chowdary

The ancient agriculture is entirely different from present day agriculture, the later being more commercialized. Keeping in view of income generation to the farmer the modern organic farming practices are now available which give the benefits of traditional ancient agriculture. At international level IFOAM helps in establishing the standards and procedures in organic farming. In India, which is the birth place of organic farming, it is taking its glory back. India has a greater scope of developing the Indigenous Technical Knowledge (ITKs) in many aspects of farming. In addition, Indian government is providing many incentives to promote organic farming under PKVY, PGS, NPOP etc., But what the farmer at ground level, need to know is the inputs he can use for getting the produce organically certified. Certification process in India is relatively complicated with more paper work, but at the same time the Indian certification is valid while exporting the produce to other countries like EU, Switzerland and USDA. The other possible option to escape this certification process to farmers who sell their produce in domestic market is the Participatory Guarantee System, which eliminated third party registration.

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How to cite this article:
NM Chowdary. Organic farming and its impact on crop management in India. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(2S):306-312.

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