Artificial fertilizers and herbicides are easily washed from the soil and pollute rivers, lakes and water sources.
The prolonged use of artificial fertilizers results in soils with a low organic matter content which is easily eroded by wind and rain.
Greater amounts are needed every year to produce the same yields of crops.
Artificial pesticides can stay in the soil for a long time and enter the food chain where they build up in the bodies of animals and humans, causing health problems.
Artificial chemicals destroy soil micro-organisms resulting in poor soil structure and aeration and decreasing nutrient availability.
Pests and diseases become more difficult to control as they become resistant to artificial pesticides. The number of farmer-friendly insects that feed on the pests also decreases because of pesticide usage which further leads to habitat loss & unbalance of the eco-system.
It Increase long-term soil fertility & retains 40% more topsoil and enables the farmers to use the soil for a longer period of time to grow crops.
It ensures that water stays clean and safe.
It has the benefit of reduced carbon foot print and increased biodiversity.
It controls pests and diseases without harming the environment.
It uses resources which the farmer already has, so the farmer needs less money to buy farm inputs.
It assists in increasing the crop yield up to five-fold within five years.
It produces nutritious food, feed for animals and high quality crops to sell at a good price.
Products or foodstuffs produced from organic farming do not contain any sort of artificial flavors or preservatives and plays a major role in avoiding chronic illness.
Due to the absence of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, the original nutritional content of food is preserved.
Cattle grazing on organic farmlands have been found to be less prone to diseases, and they yield more healthy milk.