Adoption of Organic farmming for cultivation of crops has not only proved to improve the food quality and mitigate climate change but also provide better price to farmers by facilitating low intensity farming. With the growing awareness about the safe and healthy food, the need for organic system in agriculture is felt more and more over the world.
NAFED with the motive of facilitating farmers for getting remunerative price for their produce and as a part of its vision of entering into emerging areas of Agri sector, has initiated organic farming projects of the Government of India through grants under then National Horticulture Mission (NHM) and Rashtrya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY).
NAFED’s aim to entering into this activity was to initiate interest amongest farmers to convert into non-chemical form of cultivation practices. Since 2007, NAFED is playing a pioneering role in the implementation of Organic Farming by undertaking various projects in different parts of the country, funded under NHM and RKVY.
Three projects under NHM and RKVY are under implementation stage in area of approx 32000 have the state of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Completion report of two certification projects under NHM has been submitted to U.P. and Punjab State Governments.