OFAI (Organic Farming Association of India) : Organic Farming in INDIA

Organic farming in India is the form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming is done using only natural and organic materials. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Increasing environmental awareness in the general population has transformed the originally supply-driven movement to a demand-driven one. Most of the western countries import coco peat blocs from India.

OFAI was set up by the Indian organic farming community, environmentalists and social activists in order to promote organic farming, lobby for its official adoption by the Indian government, assist farmers dependent on chemicals to convert to organic systems, help organic farmers with marketing their organic produce and advise its members on how to educate their children outside the urban-oriented school system so that they could be excellent stewards of the lands they inherit.

Advantages of using organic foods

  • Health: Organic foods are produced without the use of pesticides that could cause serious illnesses
  • Good for the animals: People who eat organic are happy to know the animals are not confined to a caged life, pumped full of hormones, or treated badly.
  • Environmental Safety: Harmful chemicals are not used in organic farming, and there is minimal soil, air, and water pollution being produced. Also, many organic farmers donate/support causes to help save the planet.
  • Better taste: Most people strongly believe organic foods taste better than non-organic foods. This could be because they are much fresher.

Many people are realizing the benefits of eating organic and are trying to do their part by buying all of their foods organic.

Posted on May 7, 2013, in ARTICLES, ORGANIC FARMING and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. BY choosing to eat organic food, you eat food which is healthier than conventionally grown food. Organic food demand is continuously increasing all over the world.Gourmet cafe+ located at Ottawa is a 100%organic cafe where you can eat delicious organic food.You can check out about it here: http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/GourmetCafePlus.
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  2. Really Interesting post

    http://www.entekrishi.com is the kerala’s first online market for farmers where anyone can sell or buy fresh natural vegetables, fruits, spices etc..If you want to buy/sell organic vegetables, Fruits, spices etc..In kerala. Please visit http://www.entekrishi.com You can buy fresh Vegetables directly from farmer with out any middle man.

    http://www.myfarming.org in India.

  3. Really Interesting post

    entekrishi.com is the kerala’s first online market for farmers where anyone can sell or buy fresh natural vegetables, fruits, spices etc..If you want to buy/sell organic vegetables, Fruits, spices etc..In kerala. Please visit http://www.entekrishi..com.You can buy fresh Vegetables directly from farmer with out any middle man.

    http://www.myfarming.org in India.

  4. Thanks for sharing a valuable post. Organic Food market growth and Its demand are continuously increasing in India. The sales market of food and beverages industry in India will reach INR 124.5 bil by 2019. Read more – https://www.kenresearch.com/agriculture-food-beverages/food-industry-research-reports/india-organic-food-beverage-market-research-report/611-104.html

  5. Interesting post. Definitely learned a lot about organic farming and food.

    I recently visited a restaurant which only uses organic ingredients, called Nico Bombay. You can check out my review here: http://shradhabhatia.com/2014/01/restaurant-review-nico-bombay/

    Let me know what you think 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers,

    Shradha Bhatia

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    Visit http://www.pachaa.in for online organic grocery.

    Buy organic grocery online in Chennai at http://www.pachaa.in. Our online store includes organic foods, home made and other groceries like pulses, cereals, spices,dry fruits and nuts, masala, home made powder/podi, appalam, karupatti, vatral, vadam, adhirasam and other home needs.

  7. Thanks for the beautiful post. The need of the hour is for quick dissemination of information on benefits of organic farming. But the good news is that many educated youth all over India are also entering the field. These are just two examples, but there are many more: http://www.theweekendleader.com/Nature/1484/educated-farmer.html, http://www.theweekendleader.com/Nature/1514/inspiring-farmer.html
    Keep up your good work.
    Cheers

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  9. Organic farming. Be natural!

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