SUBJECT : The team from International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM), currently on a visit to Sikkim

Gangtok, November 3, 2017: The team from International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movement (IFOAM), currently on a visit to Sikkim, today undertook field visits and witnessed Sikkim’s organic development at various villages under south district.

The tour organized by the State Agriculture and Horticulture departments and IFOAM delegates from Germany, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and Pune accompanied by Horticulture secretary Khorlo Bhutia, senior officials and field functionaries of the department, an IPR release from Namchi informs.

The team, during its visit, examined and observed various aspects involved in the process of organic farming and was also briefed about the varied processing activities, methods of propagation used for different fruit crops and how mix crops are cultivated as organic produce. Features on the use of organic wastes which includes usage of crop, animal and farm waste and other biological materials to release nutrients to crop for increased sustainable production in an eco friendly pollution free environment were also shared.

The IFOAM delegates visited the agro-mart in Temi zero, Temi tea factory, Joubari and Bull where they visited various organic farmlands and interacted with the farmers. A detailed presentation on Temi tea and its organic journey since the year 2008 was presented by Temi Tea managing director Mrinalina Shrivastav.

The 9-member delegation is on an 8-day visit to Sikkim and will be attending the ‘Organic Congress – The transition to Organic: Experiences and the way forward’ and workshop on marketing at Gangtok on November 4. Chief Minister Pawan Chamling would attend the event, the release mentions.


Source: Sikkim Express