Thursday, 29 November 2012

Homa Organic Farming: A New Dimension in Agriculture

(Experience from International Conference on Organic Farming for Sustainability in Horti-Agriculture)
Ritesh Kumar
Senior Research Fellow (Plant Pathology)
ICAR Research Complex for Eastern Region
Research Centre, Plandu, Ranchi-834010

An International Conference on Organic Farming for Sustainability in Horti-Agriculture was organised by Jharkhand State Horticulture Mission in association with Directorate of Horticulture and Organic Farming Authority of Jharkhand. The objective of the two day conference (8th and 9th November) was to create awareness on the recent advances in the field of sustainable organic farming. Organic farming has become the most talked subject today. It is an ancient approach to farming and is a gift given by India to the world. Global presence of Indian certified organic produce in International markets is receiving wide attention by countries around the world and as a result India was the ‘Country of the Year’ in Biofach, 2012 held in Numermberg, Germany.
The conference dealt with different themes-
o   The Present scenario of different Organic Farming Systems and way forward for their integration.
o   Organic Produce: Certification, Marketing, Promotion & Exports.
o   Organic Farming: Select Protocols, Indigenous Traditional Knowledge and Improved Techniques.