The need for change in our existing food production system to secure a sustainable future is increasingly being felt. India is unique with its large number of farmers and consumers and holds promise in achieving a food system which is socially just, economically feasible and environmentally sound.
Organic Farming is the most suitable and viable form of food production and is different from the conventional agriculture which emphasizes on maximising food production by using agrochemicals like fertilizers and pesticides. The result of continuous use of such inputs has been devastating on our health, soil, water and biodiversity.
Many of the poor farmers also gained little because of their lack of access to agricultural inputs and technologies which were mostly tailored to the rich farmers. Resource-poor farmers with small landholding and limited access to agricultural technology who didnt benefit from the Green Revolution stand to gain the most in this new transition.