The main idea behind organic farming is ‘zero impact’ on the environment. The motto of the organic farming is to protect the earth’s resources and produce safe and healthy crop. Organic farming is a production system that sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to local condition, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects. Organic farming combines tradition, innovation and science to benefit the shared environment and promote fair relationships and a good quality of life for all involved. Organic farming is being practiced in 130 countries of the world. The ill effects of chemicals used in agriculture have changed the mindset of some consumers of different countries who are now buying organic with high premium for health. Policy makers are also promoting organic farming for restoration of soil health and generation of rural economy apart from making efforts for creating better environment. The global organic area is 26 million hectare roughly along with 61 standards and 364 certification bodies roughly. The world organic market is now $26 billion.

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D.FATIMA BABY, Dr.. A Study on Organic Tomato Cultivation in Palamedu Panchayat, Madurai District. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], mar. 2013. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/762>. Date accessed: 25 jan. 2022.