Diploma in Organic Farming is a 6-12-month certification program that focuses majorly on three aspects – Sustainability, Soil Fertility Enhancement and Bio-diversity Enhancement. The program involves adaptive techniques and skills that an individual inculcates through learning in the program.
The diploma course covers the learning and application of organic fertilizers like manure, bone meal, etc., and other farming techniques like crop rotation are used to maintain soil health and farming process sustainable. The program entails defined concepts including fundamentals in organic farming, production system, production inspection and marketing, etc.
It further emphasizes on study of economics. Students are diploma certified post project submissions or/and cleared assessments. Post successful completion of program, individuals have work opportunities to actively work at fields indulged in organic farming or one can manufacture and market organic produce since and through extensive knowledge. Also, an individual may possess or start own venture in the subject field.
Admission to the program is based on merit. A no. of institutes conducts an entrance exam followed by an interview as an additional eligibility criterion. Minimum eligibility – A candidate must have cleared senior level in any stream (preferably science stream) or equivalent from a recognized board.