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  1. Organic Agriculture Rohitashwa Gakhar, Head of Projects International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture

  2. ORGANIC WORLD – 37.2 + 34.1 mn ha

  3. ORGANIC SPREAD – 37.2 mn ha

  4. INDIA – ORGANIC AGRICULTURE 1. Farmers with “Sustainability Concerns” 2. Progressive and ‘Market Oriented’ Organic Farmers Relevance - About 74% farmers of India are small and marginal farmers - to help reduce costs and to increase incomes.

  5. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE: INTERVENTION AREAS Economic Benefits Soil Health Food Safety Eco-friendly Sustainable Farming Production of Safe & Nutritious Food Better Returns for Small Farmers Indicators Soil Carbon Non use of chemicals Price Premium for Organic Products Soil Microbes Non toxic residues Lower Cost of Production O U T P U T S Value-addition w.r.t. Ecology & Environment Development of Organic Package of Practices Organic Markets & Effective Supply Chains Creation of Replicable Success Models

  6. ORGANIC INDIA – 1.2 mn ha

  7. ORGANIC MARKET - GLOBAL • Currently Global Organic trade is USD 60 bn…. • Will reach USD 100 bn by 2015 (Rs. 5,00,000 crores)

  8. ORGANIC MARKET - INDIA • Currently India’s Organic trade is Rs. 2500 crore Exports Food products Rs. 840 crores, Organic cotton – Rs. 1025 crores, Domestic markets – Rs. 600 crores ………By 2015, India’s total Organic trade will more than double to reach Rs. 6000 crores (over USD 1 bn) HUGE POTENTIAL – STILL LEAVES US AT 1% OF GLOBAL TRADE

  9. ORGANIC EXPORTS - INDIA

  10. INDIA – ORGANIC RETAIL GROWTH 25 -30%

  11. Labels: For use in under-conversion stages

  12. Labels: For use in under-conversion stages

  13. INDIA - DEVELOPMENTS • APEDA, Ministry of Commerce – • National Program on Organic Production (NPOP), Govt of India, since 2001National Standards: NSOP- Acquired status of equivalence with EU and NOP standards. • Stringent accreditation norms and strict monitoring • Strong traceability - Tracenet • Min of Agriculture – promotional schemes – Small farmers • 15 states formulated/ formulating its own Organic farming Policies, since 2004

  14. INDIA – STATE POLICIES 1. Profitability of small farmers will have increased by reducing input costs. State benefited by savings on fertilizers 2. Organic agribusiness – An attractive opportunity for educated youth of the state- • Creates a variety of job opportunities in the organic agribusiness sector, (e.g. post harvest handling, marketing of the products). • Develop Bio Villages, Organic Villages for agro tourism, as part of the tourism development strategy of the state. The strategy will help convert organics into services with high value addition. 4. Strong institutional capacities and human resources in the state to implement appropriate organic strategies • Boards/ State owned CB’s

  15. ICCOA Mandate Collecting, documenting & disseminating info. and knowledge Capacity building of individuals and institutions, training Consulting Services Networking Stakeholders Advocating and Popularizing OA A Service Provider to the Organic Agriculture Sector Projects and mandates from private sector and govt. Owned and managed by the stakeholders (society) Collaboration with existing institutions

  16. ICCOA Legends Farmers Cluster (FC) Research Project CIH Training NCOF Training Intl. Seminar s ICCOA HO ICCOA sub-offices ORGANIC LEADERSHIP COURSE BIOVILLAGE PROJECT EVENTS & CAPACITY BLDG PROGRAMS

  17. Thank you