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Global demand for organic products growing
at 25 per cent
Over 9.2 million hectares brought under organic certification process in India
Bangalore: A three-day international organic trade fair will be held in Bangalore from November 10 to showcase organic products produced by farmers and food processing industries of India and other countries.
Known as “BioFach India”, the trade fair is supported by the State Government, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, said officials of the Agriculture Department here.
The main components of the fair are exhibition, seminar, food festival, and organic buyer-seller meet. Organic cashew, tea, coffee, cocoa, cotton, ayurvedic oils, fruit juices, dry fruits, herbs, organic processing food, rice, honey, sugar and syrups, vegetables, natural cosmetics and personal care items etc would be on display during the fair at the Palace Grounds here, said officials. BioFach global fairs are being organised in the U.S., Brazil, China and Japan also this year.
Officials said India has brought more than 9.2 million hectares area under organic certification process. The global demand for organic products was growing at 25 per cent and the sale of organic products expected to touch $100 billion by 2012, said a press note.
The trade estimate India showed that the market for organic products have crossed $150 million in 2010.
The Karnataka Government has brought out organic farming policy and has been encouraging farmers to cultivate organic crops extensively to reduce burden on chemical fertilizers.
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