The increase in world population led to a serious issue of feeding the population within the parameters of limited natural resources. Research in this direction led to the development of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which solved the problem temporarily. However, continuous use of the chemicals led to an overall degeneration and degradation of food quality and also proved extremely harmful to the entire ecosystem. Thus, the action of humans was detrimental to the entire ecology and its inhabitants.
We are what we eat. Food grown by intensive cultivation and using inorganic inputs not only harms the ecology but also has serious ill effects on the human body. It has been proven in various instances that the rampant incidence and spread of most modern diseases is a direct function of consuming inorganic food.
Thus, we consider it our duty and privilege to be associated in a movement to supply a small component of food that we eat, which is grown organically. This is our obligation to the society which deserves to live a better and disease free life.
Organically grown food has been known to be more nutritious, healthy and non-harmful to the ecology. It has better keeping quality and tastes better than inorganic food. Most importantly, it is a legacy that we owe to our future generations that we set the foundations to a sustainable model of food production.
Sankalp Farms has been associated in this movement and is proud to be certified by an international certifying agency viz ECOCERT India Ltd. We are certified as being in conversion to complete organic status which shall be granted to us subsequently.
The essential basics of organic farming include limiting the use of external farm inputs, generating organic material on the farm to be used for nutrition, use of natural plant extracts or pheromones for plant protection, maintaining the natural flora and fauna to the maximum extent so that it helps in the rejuvenation of natural ecosystems , etc.. These objectives can be met by using some modern technologies like micro irrigation, pheromone traps, crop rotations, mulching with agro waste, etc.. Such systems are in place at Sankalp Farms.