Organic produce offer you an alternative that is high in nutritional value, free of chemical toxic residue and unadulterated by synthetic chemical additives. They are hand-picked from farms and plantations maintained without the use of pesticides and artificial fertiliser. Our produce are grown utilizing natural fertilisers such as green manure, compost, cattle dung and vermi-compost. As a result all Lanka Organics' products are certified as Organic Products for European, Japanese & US organic standards.
The certification process involves an annual inspection of the farms as well as an annual inspection and audit of the processing facilities and the administration offices by an independent inspection body. Organic standards require that a clear audit trail be established and maintained for all products to ensure complete traceability from farm to the consumer.
Lanka Organics has to work closely with the farmers at all times, who are imparted with planning knowledge and awareness of organic practices.
Having received pioneering status from the Export Development Board (Sri Lanka), and further recognition from the Sri Lanka Tea Board, Lanka Organics is committed to strewing ahead as a pioneer of organic cultivation and processing practices in Sri Lanka. We are committed to giving our customers a clean, healthy, high-quality alternative.
Lanka Organics has been a pioneer in the implementation of these Analogue Forest and Forest Garden principles in Sri Lanka and lessons learnt from the ‘Forest Garden’ programme implemented by the Neo Synthesis Research Centre (NSRC) founded by the Patron of Lanka Organics, Dr. Ranil Senanayake to reverse the harmful effects of deforestation.
Forest gardens simulate natural forests in structure and ecological function but contain trees that yield commercially viable products. These garden models also provide micro-habitat, clean water and environmental stability. Analogue forestry is a very effective tool in arresting biodiversity loss.
At Lanka Organics we source almost all our products from such Forest Gardens. These yield valuable crops such as spices, cashew nuts, desiccated coconut, red rice and sesame, medicinal herbs, fruit and coffee that support the local communities, sustain wildlife species (including many that are on the endangered list) and are grown by farmers who comply with the standards of organic production.
The company has obtained the Forest Garden Product Certification from 2008. This label would ultimately be recognized by consumers in the same way that organic labels are recognized now and will help consumers realize that not only is their purchase is one the finest, cleanest and freshest in the market, but meaningfully they are assisting forest conservation at the sharp end.
The number of projects with small farmers to develop Forest Gardens is growing fast, and the increased income for established Forest Garden farmers is significant.
The NSRC of Sri Lanka has, for over 20 years, been conducting research into implementing Forest Garden Concepts. As our principle source of transfer technology for Analogue Forestry Models NSRC has aided us in implementing sustainable agriculture practices amongst many growers.
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