Welcome to Supremarts (Farm Key) Organic Farming
We are building a tech model that simplifies organic farming practices & food processing for small/medium scale farmers to help increase productivity & youth participation in agro-economy.
We empower organic farmers & encourage adherence to recommended approved cycle phase, seedlings, pesticide free and time-phase of farming practices and food processing. Our tech enabled planting process is complemented by an aggressive pre-marketing & sales plan. It also boosts food nutrients & traceability.
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Organic farming is underpinned by a set of guiding principles, drawn up by the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM). These are: ● the principle of health: Organic agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal and human as one and indivisible whole; ● the principle of ecology: Organic agriculture should be based on living ecological systems and cycles, work with them and help sustain them. Food production is itself a component of the local ecology. The more in tune the production process is with that ecology, the smaller the chance of serious problems arising; ● the principle of fairness: Organic agriculture should be built upon relationships that ensure fairness with regard to the common environment and life opportunities. This principle recognizes human and social issues as well as environmental concerns; ● the principle of care: Agriculture should be managed in a precautionary and responsible manner to protect the health and well-being of current and future generations and the environment.
● High income
● High-cost systems
● Typically small market garden type holdings selling directly through local outlets such as farmers’ markets, local wholesalers and box schemes
● Very labour intensive
● Usually 3 years of crops with one or two years of fertility building
● fertility breaks are cut and mulched. Crops must be high value to compensate for the lack of income from the fertility breaks.
The use of cover crops, however, can have some adverse effects in cropping systems. They can serve to deplete soil moisture supplies, limit options for cropping sequences, and temporarily immobilize plant nutrients, increase pest problems and increase production cost. Therefore, the key to effective and profitable use of such crops lie in creative management designs to enable a producer to take advantage of their benefits within a rotation without missing income opportunities as a result of a missed cash cropping season. Animal waste or manure is the oldest fertilizer source used by man to produce a crop. These waste products are still widely used today and are the backbone of organic fertilization programs.