Going organic is new mantra of mango farmers

Yagnesh Mehta,TNN | May 14, 2014

SURAT: A few farmers in south Gujarat have begun growing organic mangoes, as this improves the tree’s immunity against pests without using fertilizers or pesticides. These farmers believe organic mangoes will have easier access to new markets, even after the ban on import of Indian mangoes by the United Kingdom.

Organic farming assures farmers good returns with lower production costs. Organic products also have high demand. Farmers don’t need to search for markets, as customers book in advance and buy produce directly from them.