CBD COP11: Aiding the organic revolution in India

Aarthi, Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 10/10/2012 – Aarthi from the Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems (CIKS), which helps Indian farmers switch to organic practices, and crucially, find a market for organic food explains some of the regional challenges to this goal.

A crucial step is to acquire certification but as Aarthi explains, persuading farmers to give up on pesticides and fertilisers is not always easy.