Organic Farming:

As per International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements:

“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. Organic agriculture combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved..."

Organic farming system in India is not a new concept and is being followed from ancient time. It is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes) and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in an eco-friendly pollution free environment.

Organic farming continues to be developed by various organic agriculture organizations today and XIPHIAS has successfully marked its presence felt in the market by using fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure, and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation and companion planting.

XIPHIAS encourages following processes:

  • Compost Manure
  • Green Manure
  • Biological Pest control
  • Mixed cropping
  • Organic matter and nutrients
  • Crop diversity
  • Compost made on the farm
  • Foliar and soil amendments and fertilizers
  • Intensive crop scouting

XIPHIAS Prohibits following processes:

  • Synthetic fertilizers
  • Synthetic pesticides
  • Natural toxic substances

Reasons for advocacy of organic farming include real or perceived advantages in sustainability, openness, self-sufficiency, autonomy, independence, health, food security and food safety, although XIPHIAS is continually meeting the gap between perception and reality.

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