Demand for organic produce has never been higher growing at more than 100% on a annualised basis. Significant supply constraints have reduced the pace of growth. Conventional farmers continue to believe that organic farming is substance farming leaving little room for scale or returns.
To the contrary a systematic overview of more than 100 studies comparing organic and conventional farming finds that the crop yields of organic agriculture are higher than previously thought. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, also found that new products and practices could further shrink the productivity
gap between organic crops and conventional farming making organic farming a equal or a more profitable alternative in the future.
Organic farm inputs from fertilizers to pesticides are generations behind in technology compared to commercial agricultural inputs. Fertis has been investing substantially in research to develop high performance organics to bridge viability gaps and has launched its first generation of high analysis products into the market under prime, pulse, sky and freedom brands.