Sikkim gets FAO award for organic farming | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Sikkim gets FAO award for organic farming

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Sikkim has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Gold Award for its achievement in becoming the world’s first totally organic agriculture state.

Sikkim is the first organic state in the world. All of its farmland is certified organic. At the same time, Sikkim’s approach reaches beyond organic production and has proven truly transformational for the state and its citizens. Uniquely, the state has totally banned the sale and use of chemical pesticides. Sikkim sets an excellent example of how other Indian states and countries worldwide can successfully upscale agroecology,” the announcement said. Nicknamed the “Oscar for best policies”, the award is co-organised with the FAO by The World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM — Organics International, and recognises “the world’s best laws and policies promoting agroecology”. Sikkim beat out 51 other nominees from around the world for the award.

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  1. Ivan Jyrwa MCS Rtd says:

    That such a small and young state like Sikkim in India could achieved this feat is an example to be emulated by all statesn in India. Sikkim has left a foot print in the sand worldwide. What an achievement! Cogratulations.

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