<p>India with 600’000 producers is the home for maximum organic producers in the world reveals this 15th edition of The World of Organic Agriculture published by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Also finds that between 2011 and 2012, the organic area in Asia decreased by almost half a million hectares or ten percent, mainly due to a major loss of area reported by India (584’266 hectares less).</p>
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Cotton farming provides livelihood for many million smallholders in developing countries. Over the last decades, many cotton farmers have been facing declining cotton yields despite increasing application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Increased input costs and decreasing marginal returns have lead many cotton farmers into indebtedness.