India’s northestern region of Sikkim won the top UN prize after achieving the milestone of educating and converting all it’s 66,000 farmers towards sustainable agricultural practices.
Sikkim is the only state that began it’s journey towards receiving of organic certification across the entire state in the year 2003. State reached it’s acomplished goal in the year 2015, and received the 2018 future policy award recently.
This year’s prize, which was awarded for the best policies for promoting acroecology, was orchestrated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Future Council (WFC).
Sikkim’s astonishingly effective green policy planning and implementation managed to beat 51 other nominations from 21 different nations, hence bagging the title of first organic state in India.