Organic Farm

Topics: Organic farming, Agriculture, Organic food Pages: 29 (8106 words) Published: September 15, 2013
Indian Organic farming
Market Opportunities and Challenges

Report By
SURINDER PAL SINGH
MBA GLOBAL BUSINESS & SUSTAINABILITY
ALTIS.

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| S.NO| Topics| Page No| |
| 1| Executive Summary| 2| |
| 2| Introduction| 3| |
| 3| Demographic of India| 3| |
| 4| Objective of study| 4| |
| 5| What is organic farming| 4| |
| 6| why to go organic| 4| |
| 7| Indian domestic Market| 5| |
| 7.1| Indian organic products| 5| |
| 7.2| Reasons for unsold stock of organic products| 7| | | 7.3| Potential customers for organic products in domestic market| 7| | | 8| Non-Governmental organizations| 8| |
| 8.1| Types of farmers in organic farming| 8| |
| 8.2| Program for small farmers| 8| |
| 9| Certification| 9| |
| 9.1| Certification bodies in India| 9| |
| 9.2| Cost of inspection and certification| 9| |
| 10| Frame condition of the organic market in India & Recommendation| 9| | | 11| Awareness about organic products| 10| |
| 12| Non-consumer of organic products| 11| |
| 13| Demand for Indian Organic products in the domestic & Export markets| 11| | | 13.1| Domestic market| 11| |
| 13.2| Export Market| 11| |
| 13.3| Supply| 12| |
| 13.4| The International Market| 13| |
| 13.5| Proposed Objectives| 14| |
| 14| Government support to the sector | 14| |
| 15| Integrity and sustainability at the centre of organic development| 14| | |  | Growing market| 14| |
| 16| The focus on India & sustainability | 15| |
|  | Key indicators 2012| 16| |
| 17| Conclusion| 17| |
| 18| References| 17,18| |
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1- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The relatively high success of organic farming in some countries are due to the high awareness of the health problems caused by the consumption of contaminated food products, the ill effects of environment degradation, appropriate supports by the government and organizations like the European Union and International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). The financial support for organic farming extended by various national and provincial governments in these countries is very substantial to push up the spread of organic methods. Strong marketing networks linking the farms, processing and distribution and the organization of production under the NGOs with stringent certification programmes were other facts, which contributed to the growth of organic farming. The growth rate of market values of organic products is about 20 per cent per annum in some of these countries.

The conventional farming had helped India not only to produce enough food for own consumption but also generated surpluses for exports. However, the increasing population and income will lead to further increases in demand for food and also for raw materials for industry. The modern system of farming, it is increasingly felt, is becoming unsustainable as evidenced by declining crop productivities, damage to environment, chemical contaminations, etc. The necessity of having an alternative agriculture method which can function in a friendly eco-system while sustaining and increasing the crop productivity is realized now. Organic farming is recognized as the best known alternative to the conventional agriculture.

The progress of organic agriculture in India is very slow. We are able to convert only 41,000 ha of area so far, which is a mere 0.03 percent of the cultivated area. These figures should be compared to 2,58,500 ha (11.30 per cent) of Austria, 1,02,999 ha (9.70 per cent) of Switzerland, 1,83,000 ha (7.94 per cent) of Italy, 6,32,165 ha (3.70 per cent) of Germany and 9,50,000 ha (0.23 per cent) of USA. The production of organic farms came to about 14,000 tonnes in India during 2002 and 85 per cent of it was exported. Domestic consumption is marginal and...

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