From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : Kerala Organic Farming Mission
Mains level : NA
- In a proactive move towards sustainable and climate-smart farming, the Kerala Government has launched the Organic Farming Mission.
Kerala Organic Farming Mission
|Objective||Expand organic farming to 5,000 hectares in 5 years|
|Annual Target||Convert 1,000 hectares annually|
|Governance Structure||Governing council chaired by Agriculture Minister
Executive committee with government and farm sector reps
|Area Allocation||State Agriculture department’s farms allocate 10% for organic|
|Long-term Commitment||Beneficiaries commit to organic farming for at least 5 years|
|Certification & Marketing||Enhance certification, branding, and marketing
Implement organic farming protocols aligned with standards
|Value Addition||Focus on adding value to organic products|
|Access to Resources||Ensure access to quality seeds and production equipment
Utilize various channels like small-scale units, collectives,Karshika Karma Sena, Kudumbasree, Krishisree Centre, Agro Service Centres
|Local Engagement||Collaborate with Krishikoottam collectives and FPOs|
|Complementary Mission||Poshaka Samriddhi Mission dedicated to millet and vegetable production for sustainable agriculture|
Complementary Mission: Poshaka Samriddhi
- In addition to the Organic Farming Mission, the Kerala Government created the Poshaka Samriddhi Mission in September 2023.
- This initiative is dedicated to ramping up millet and vegetable production, furthering the state’s commitment to sustainable agriculture.