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Organic farming in Sikkim as a strategy for sustaining ecosystem services and livelihoods

  • Government of Sikkim, India
  • Summary
The strategy clearly describes the vision, mission and strategic goals for organic farming and entrepreneurship development in Sikkim. Global standards and principles of organic farming are considered in the strategy as they fit well with traditional farming practices in the state and meet the organic farming aspirations of Sikkim. The brief descriptions on the State Policy on Organic Farming, Sikkim Organic Mission and legislations on organic farming provide the context and policy framework for the strategy. The strategy touches upon global mountain development in general and the development challenges in the Indian Himalaya and Sikkim contexts. It describes the mountain specificities that present various challenges and opportunities for organic farming. The background and present conditions of farming systems and livelihoods provides a situational analysis for the viii Organic Farming in Sikkim as a Strategy for Sustaining Ecosystem Services and Livelihoods state and, together with the emerging issues related to organic farming, provides the basis for the strategy. There is a section that deals with organic farming in Sikkim in relation to national policies and incentives. Finally, the strategy identifies and describes ten action areas and 65 targets for organic farming and green economic development over the next decade in Sikkim. These are summarized in a strategic framework table for better visualization.
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    Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Sikkim, India
  • Publisher Place:
    Gangtok, Sikkim