What do we mean by Organic Farming?

There seems to be a lot of confusion even today about the real term for ‘Organic Farming’. Well, it is not just a type of agricultural practice which makes use of crop rotation, compost and avoiding dangerous pesticides and chemicals. Apart from these, organic farming has a lot more to explain. Read on to know more.

First of all, organic farming was set up by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movement (IFOAM) in the year 1972. The main role of organic farming whether it relates to processing, farming, distribution and consumption is to maintain and improve the health of human beings. Therefore the key role of this kind of farming is to enhance the health of a person consuming it. Remember, organic farming never entertains battery raised animals, food that is genetically modified or anything other thing which is artificially grown. There are mainly four principles relating to organic farming streamlined by IFOAM. IFOAM has laid down four main principles in agricultural practices. They are –

1- The Law of Health – This means that when we cultivate food and bring up the animals in healthy soil, automatically we will end up having healthy food and healthy animals.

2- The Law of Ecology – It is our duty to accept what nature has provided to us without using any chemicals and pesticides and that is exactly what Organic farming is all about.

3- The Law of fairness – Organic farming believes in equality and fairness in its approach whether they are treating animals or plants, they will ensure equality among all with utmost respect and care.

4- The Law of Care – We need to take care of ourselves, our health and our body and that is exactly what organic farming will help us achieve.

This is what organic farming actually means. Let us all protect the entire world from harmful diseases caused by pesticides and chemicals.