Organic farming is agriculture based on natural principles and does not use chemical fertilizers for soil maintenance and improvement or to prevent and eliminate pests and weeds. Organic farming does not use hormones to stimulate the growth of plants and animals.
For perfect organic agriculture, the soil, water, and air must not contain any chemicals. Organic farming must be performed in an area that has not been treated by chemicals for agriculture during the previous three years.
The land should be an upland and open area that is distant from industrial plants and plots that grow crops using chemicals. The land should also be far from main highways and have a water source free from chemicals and toxic substances.
Advantages of organic agriculture
Provides high quality products with good yield
Promotes more fertile soil
Improves the environment
Offers a healthier life and mentality for farmworkers
Consumers and farmers are not exposed to the risk of toxins that may cause diseases and are dangerous to their life and health
Source : Agricultural Trade Promotion Division