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Organic Farming In SIkkim

Organic Farming In SIkkim

The government of Sikkim has launched the Sikkim Organic Mission (SOM) Project where the agriculture and cardamom land is being undertaken for organic certification.

Under this project approximately 50000 Ha agriculture and cardamom land holdings of farmers is being certified. All these land in Sikkim will be certified organic by 2015.

Mevedir as a local service provider for organic certification has more than 8000 Ha land under its organic management. In this ambitious Sikkim Organic Mission project the capacities of the local farmers in organic farming is being enhanced. Organic input production and management is being undertaken. Organic Grower Groups are being formed in different Gram Panchayat Units and they are being registered with the Cooperative Societies to enable and empower them for future sustainability of the project.

Certified Land under Mevedir’s Organic Management

District Area in Ha Status Production
North Sikkim 514 Ha In Conversion Yr1 Cardamom, Ginger, Mandarin, Dalley
East Sikkim 1013 Ha In Conversion Yr1 Ginger, Mandarin, Dalley, Maize
West Sikkim 2605 Ha Organic Ginger, Cardamom, Mandarin, Maize, Dalley
  2051 Ha In Conversion Yr2 Ginger, Cardamom, Mandarin, Maize, Dalley
South Sikkim 655 Ha Organic Ginger, Cardamom, Mandarin, Maize, Dalley