Frequently Asked Questions
What is organic agriculture?
Organic agriculture is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.
What do you mean by conventional farming?
Conventional farming shall mean the farming systems dependent on input of artificial fertilizers and chemicals and pesticides or which are not in conformity with the basic standards of organic production.
What is conversion period?
Conversion is the process of changing an agricultural farm from conventional to organic farm. This is also called transition.
What is certification?
Certification shall refer to the procedure by which the accredited Certification Body by way of a Scope Certificate assures that the production or processing system of the operator has been methodically assessed and conforms to the specified requirements as envisaged in the National Programme for Organic Production.
Why organic label?
Labeling shall mean any written, printed or graphic representation that is depicted on the label of the certified oraginic product, for the purpose of promoting its sale.
Is organic food pesticide free?
Despite prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides, there are some instances where pesticide residues are carried onto organic farms either from neighbouring conventional farms or even long-banned residues present in the atmosphere or soil.
How to apply for organic farm certificate?
You have to apply with correctly filled application form from third party certification body. Details such as farm area, crops grown and organic practices follow.
When do I get organic farm certificate?
As per organic standard, after completion of 2 to 3 years of transition period, one can get an organic farm certificate.
Where do I get training on organic farming?
We come to your farm and give practical training on organic farming.
Why do we need certification?
Certification is a third-party assurance from producer to the consumers that their concern for healthy food is addressed. It assures consumers that agricultural products marketed as organic meet uniform, consistent standards. It is an effective marketing strategy for image, credibility, visibility/ transparency.