Organic farming caught in ‘quality vs. quantity’ debate
August 30, 2015
Despite growing clamour for pesticide-free produce, doubts persisit about the capability of organic farming to generate high yields.
Organic farming began finding momentum in Kerala since the unveiling of a policy in 2010 that set the goal of converting the entire agricultural production in the State to organic within 10 years. That policy announced by the then Left Democratic Front government is now being fast-tracked by the present United Democratic Front dispensation. If public pronouncements of Agricultural Minister K.P. Mohanan are anything to go by, all of Kerala’s agriculture will take the organic route by the end of 2016.