Organic Grower: The Organic Grower/Farmer recognizes the need for maximization of agricultural productivity and profitability with long term sustainable goals and ensuring safe and healthy food for consumers.
Brief Job Description: The job of an organic grower involves cultivation of organic crops as per the organic package of practices recommended for a particular agroclimate zone, using approaches like diversity, cattle integration, on-farm input generation, biomass recycling, natural resource use optimization in exclusion of synthetic inputs directly or indirectly and sell the organic produce as per the competitive market prices without distress sale.
Personal Attributes: The job requires the individual to have ability to work independently, bearing risks and must have ability to work hard and take decisions pertaining to his area of work. The individual should be result oriented and should be responsible for his/her own learning and working. S/he should be able to assess and analyze various opportunities & threats pertaining to climate and market conditions .
NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS (Nos.)
♦ UNDERTAKE PLANNING FOR ORGANIC FARMING
♦ SEED SELECTION AND TREATMENT UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ SOIL NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ WEED CONTROL UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ HARVEST AND POST-HARVEST MANAGEMENT UNDER ORGANIC FARMING
♦ UNDERTAKE QUALITY ASSURANCE & CERTIFICATION IN ORGANIC FARMING
♦ UNDERTAKE BUSINESS OF ORGANIC FARMING
♦ MAINTAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE