Organic farmers face marketing constraints

Saurabh Chauhan, Hindustan Times Shimla, June 14, 2014.


Organic farming was promoted as an alternate to save fields from the side effects of chemicals and pesticides, but the farmers engaged in have been facing marketing constraints for their produce.

Many farmers have been opting for organic farming, but the space in the market for their products is very small. In Shimla fruit and vegetable market, over 99% produce is inorganic while the organic products, including vegetables, grains and fruit found rare space due to different problems.