Kerala will host a national summit on organic agriculture in Kochi on January 8 and 9 ahead of the State being declared fully organic in 2016.
A senior official of the department of agriculture claimed that it would be the first-of-its-kind summit in the country and would form a platform for knowledge sharing for farmers and stakeholders from different parts of the country. Union minister for agriculture Radha Mohan Singh will inaugurate the summit. The summit will be an occasion for Kerala to highlight its organic farming initiatives. It will also be the first occasion for farmers, scientists, bureaucrats and voluntary organisations to discuss good agricultural practices, he added. He said Kerala would not be declared a fully organic agricultural State during the summit though the government was moving ahead with preparations.
Source: The Hindu