An organic farming conference is to be held at the end of June in Bihar, India. The conference will bring together 60 agricultural scientists from India and around the world to discuss various aspects of organic farming. Their perspectives, combined with information from farmers and other agricultural experts, will help form a plan for organic farming in Bihar.


Altogether 60 agriculture scientists from India and abroad will participate at three-day international conference on organic farming in Bihar, 2011, to be held here from June 22 next, a senior official said on Monday.

Agriculture scientists from the United States, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, besides eminent experts from the National Centre for Organic Farming (NCOF) and Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) and farmers of several states will dwell on various aspects of organic farming, the Agriculture Production Commissioner Mr A.K. Sinha told reporters here.

The viewpoints expressed by a cross section of the scientists, farmers and experts will help formulate the road map of organic farming in Bihar, he said.

Chief Minister Mr Nitish Kumar will inaugurate the international conference on organic farming in Bihar on June 22 next, Mr Sinha said.

Mr Kumar will also launch the organic produces like Litchi, varieties of mangoes, potato and vegetables, baby corn, from Bihar with a brand name of ‘Jai B’ on the occasion, the Agriculture Production Commissioner said.