Indian Organic Food Exports Grow, Reports IS Advisors26 Feb 2013 • by Natalie Aster
India today is on the threshold of an organic revolution and Indian Organic Food industry though at a nascent stage, has experienced steadfast growth in past few years.
The country’s budding organic food market is transforming into world’s fastest growing organic food market backed by a shift in consumer behavior and spending patterns.
According to the report “Organic Food Industry in India (2012-17)” by IS Advisors, while India has traditionally been an organic agriculture nation, the 1950s and 1960s witnessed a significant shift to chemical-dependent farming. Today, farmers, consumers, the corporate sector and policy-makers seem to have recognized the need for and importance of agriculture that is beneficial to the earth and to mankind.
Organic Food Industry in India (2012-17)
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Different certification bodies across the world have varied definitions of organic foods. By definition, organic food items are the ones that are produced and processed without using chemical methods such as chemical fertilizers, chemical preservatives, or chemical pesticides. Organic food is produced using environmentally and animal friendly farming methods.
An Organic label indicates to the consumer that a product was produced using certain production methods. In other words, Organic is a process claim rather than a product claim.
The concept of consumption of organic food started in the developed nations, however the trend is gaining importance in the developing countries like India, which is one of the largest exporters of organic food and is fast becoming a big consumer as well.
Indian organic food market is export driven organic food started in the western countries and now is catching up fast in India. India has been a potential supplier of all categories of organic products to the world and exports are growing at a healthy pace past five years.
Organic food exports from India are increasing with more farmers shifting to organic farming. With the domestic consumption being low, the prime market for Indian organic food industry lies in the US and Europe. India has now become a leading supplier of organic herbs, organic spices, organic basmati rice, etc.
More information can be found in the report “Organic Food Industry in India (2012-17)” by IS Advisors.
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