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Italy to adopt Sikkim model of organic farming

IANS  |  Gangtok 

will be transformed into an "organic country" by adopting the farming policy of Sikkim, Chamling said quoting a communication received from

Speaking to media, Chamling read out a letter he received from the Italian government, citing the prestigious Future Policy Gold Award he had received at the FAO headquarters in on October 15 last year for turning into a "100% organic state".

Nicknamed the 'for best policies,' the award was co-organised with the FAO by The (WFC) and IFOAM - Organics International, and recognises "the world's best laws and policies promoting agroecology."

While addressing the Italian senate, where Chamling was also honoured on the occasion, he had made an impassioned appeal for the world to adopt organic farming practices.

The expressed his happiness and satisfaction at the progress of organic farming in the northeastern state. He said all agricultural produce of has become organic as the has been working seriously on pushing organic farming as a mission.

He said, other than rice, would become self-reliant in its organic produce in the next five years. He said Sikkim was marketing ten items of organic produces outside the state.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 20:30 IST