Policy Advocacy and Research
ICCOA has conducted research and market studies in collaboration with international organisations like FiBL (Research Institute of organic agriculture, Switzerland).
A strong policy environment is essential for growth of organic sector. The Centre and state governments are supporting the sector through various initiatives and schemes. Though there is increased focus and support to the sector, there is still immense scope to take these initiatives to the next level. To aid further development of organic agriculture, a detailed roadmap is needed.
- ICCOA is a member on the committee for National policy on sustainable agriculture formed at the Centre (Ministry of Agriculture) through TERI
- ICCOA is on the advisory committee of state policy on organic farming of state governments of Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland and Tamilnadu. In 2014, we were invited to be on the high level action committee for organic farming in Karnataka.
- We were invited by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to be on the National Committee on Rural Development (NCORD).
- Government of Chattisgarh (State Planning Board) has included ICCOA as expert for planning organic programmes in the state.