Guide for organic farming, courtesy Kerala Agricultural University
THRISSUR: Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) on Saturday released a document on organic farming practices, detailing cultivation methods that need to be adopted. Vice-chancellor P Rajendran said that though there were 73 agricultural universities in India, KAU was the first one to prepare such an exclusive package on organic cultivation.
Agriculture minister V S Sunilkumar – who released the document at the preparatory meeting of the forthcoming Organic World Congress (OWC) – said that his department would now depend on the document to aid organic farmers. “Kerala will be a partner at the forthcoming event in New Delhi and we will use it as a platform to showcase the state’s progress in organic farming,” he said. OWC coordinator Claude Alvares said the event is held every three years to discuss current issues.