At Jay Enterprise producing organic products is not about only farming without chemicals. It is also about the environment, agricultural traditions, traditional seeds, animal welfare, farming communities, sensible energy use, soil and water conservation. It is also about you and your family , your health and your welfare. Organic farming is a way of farming which excludes the use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides etc. and is primarily based on the principles of use of natural organic inputs and biological plant protection measures. Properly managed organic farming reduces or eliminates water pollution and helps conserve water and soil on the farm thereby enhances sustainability and agro-biodiversity.
Organic standards describe minimum requirements for a farm or product to be certified as ‘organic’. There are organic standards on the national as well as international level. For certification, the standards of the target market or importing country are relevant.
In india, a national programme for organic production is being implemented by the agricultural and processed food products export development authority (apeda). Ministry of commerce, with major responsibility for developing standards for organic farming and regulatory mechanism for export purposes.
Being the 'mother of organic standards', IFOAM basic standards are not standards for certification but standards for standard setting on the national or international level. They are regularly reviewed and updated in a democratic process by the IFOAM members from all over the world.
USDA's national organic program regulates the standards for any farm, wild crop harvesting, or handling operation that wants to sell an agricultural product as organically produced.
Processing certification is necessary whenever an organic product is being processed in some way or another and need to be labeled and marketed as organic. It may involve simple operation from drying or it may be as complicated as a multi-ingredient food product that is processed at a number of different facilities before getting the finished product. If a farmer is processing only his own certified raw materials, at his own processing unit, it can be considered as on farm processing. If he is processing at an outside processing unit or adding other ingredients to his certified produce or processing other 'not certified produce' at his own processing unit, it is off farm processing. Both on farm and off farm processing must be subjected to inspection by the certification body, if the processed product is to be labeled and marketed as "organic".