Sikkim is the first 100% organic state in the world. All of its farmland is certified organic. The policy implemented a phase out of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, and achieved a total ban on sale and use of chemical pesticides in the state. The transition has benefitted more than 66,000 farming families. At the same time, Sikkim’s approach reaches beyond organic production and has proved truly transformational for the state and its citizens. Embedded in its design are socioeconomic aspects such as consumption and market expansion, cultural aspects as well as health, education, rural development and sustainable tourism. The Sikkim tourism sector, for instance, benefited greatly from the new organic image: between 2014 and 2017 the number of tourists increased by over 50 per cent.