An organic farm in the village of Tingvong, Dzongu, in the Indian state of Sikkim. Photo: Matilde Gattoni

Sikkim, in India: the world’s first fully organic state might not be able to feed the planet, but its model is still pioneering

  • In 2003, chemical fertilisers and pesticides were phased out in Sikkim in the Himalayas and farmers were trained in organic agriculture
  • Those efforts paid off, with local authorities citing an increase in wildlife and bee populations as success
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An organic farm in the village of Tingvong, Dzongu, in the Indian state of Sikkim. Photo: Matilde Gattoni
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