Intelligent Technologies for Research and Engineering

Volume: 2

Organic Farming: An Ecofriendly Approach for Sustainable Development and Agriculture

Author(s): Subbulakshmi Ganesan*, Asha Rajiv and R. Thiruneelakandan

Pp: 174-180 (7)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165586124020015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


India is an agricultural country. 75% of the population is directly dependent on agriculture for their living. Modern farming uses enormous amounts of pesticides and chemical fertilizers which disrupt soil fertility and cause water hardness and genetic variation in plants. In this paper, we are going to focus on organic farming and its benefits. Quality crops are produced through organic farming without influencing the health of the soil. Therefore, organic farming provides macronutrients and micronutrients to the plants and improves the different characteristics of the soil. Organic agriculture helps the farmers get synced with climate change. The change of climate makes the growth condition more difficult. To overcome such a situation, the earth holds and removes the required greenhouse gases in the soil. Eco-agriculture has a higher ability to reduce environmental change, largely because it’s higher in lowering the emission of gases like CH4 , NO2 , and CO. The confirmation of cultivation practices as expected in natural horticulture gives an assurance of natural standards and guidelines. This additionally permits the upheld reception of new and successful practices pointed to working on the relief of environmental change. Besides, natural agribusiness is profoundly versatile to environmental change, compared to regular farming. In any case, a more noteworthy acknowledgment of the capability of natural farming for alleviating environmental change is required. Future techniques for working on the adequacy of natural farming in relieving environmental change are introduced and talked about.

Keywords: Biological pest control, Crop rotation, Green manure, Integrated organic farming, Polyculture, Pure organic farming, National Program for Organic Production(NPOP), Organic farming, Soil management, Weed management.

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