The Indian Institute of Farming System Research, Modipuram, Meerut is operating two projects on organic agriculture.The first is the National Network Programme on Organic Farming, another is All Indian Coordinated Project on Integrated Farming Systems.

Both collaborate with agricultural universities for research in this area (http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=138185). In addition, the OWC 2017 partner National Centre for Organic Farming (NCOF), Ghaziabad is working on promotion of organic farming through its regional centres. This institution is working for human resource development, technology transfer, production, production of organic quality agri-inputs and distribution.

Analyses of bio-fertilizers and organic manures is also performed by NCOF. The standardization of the quality of organic manures and promotion of organic farming is also done. All in all, the Government of India has shown high commitment for organic agriculture research and development activities.'

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Author
Dr. Mahesh Chander

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Division of Extension Education
Indian Veterinary Research Institute
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Mahesh Chander is a member of the ISOFAR board.