Certification-Inspection for Organic Farming

Minimum Requirements for Certification-Inspection for Organic Farming:

  1. No use of any Synthetic Chemicals (Such as Fertilisers, Pesticides, Food Additives and so on…),
  2. Farmland to have been free from any chemical use for a Number of years (Usually 3+),
  3. An Excel Sheet detailing Production & Sales Record for a Number of Past Years,
  4. Periodic On-Site Inspections (Usually 3+),
  5. If any Value Added Certification is done by ‘Other Certification Bodies’, they have to meet the ‘National Government’s Minimum Requirements’.

As an (or would be) Organic farmers, I/We are required to do Following:

  1. Study: About Organic Farming, Storing final harvested crop, transportation of same & so on…
  2. Compliance with legal/acceptable standards for Organic Farming,
  3. Documentation: Such as Farm History, Soil & Water Teste etc.
  4. The Organic Farming Plan: Procurement of Seeds, Fertilisers used, Pest-Weed Control, Harvesting, Storing…
  5. Inspection: For a number of years (Three Years) & The Surveyor may also ask questions!
  6. Learn how to keep records meticulously – Computer Data Management.

Please note that a farm which has already been doing organic farming for some time may be certified without any delay…

The controlling body in India for Organic Certification is APEDA – Agricultural Processed Foods Export Development Authority.

The Indian Government

Ministry of Commerce & Industry     Ministry of Agriculture

National Steering Committee

National Accreditation Body

Certification & Inspection Agencies

Farmers           Operators          Processors

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.