Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 527

Full Length Research Paper

Analysing innovative sustainable practices extend and income generation in organic farming and GRA fields in Bahour, Puducherry, India

Gopalswamy Poyyamoli and Anbarashan Padmavathy*
Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 605014, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011

Abstract

 

In past decades, agricultural development majorly focused on short term productivity based on external inputs resulting in neglect and improper use of natural resources. Thus, it leads to ecosystem damage and loss of food security. This has forced the farmers, scientists and the policy makers to look at sustainable farming techniques through organic farming. In India there is greater possibility of bringing green revolution agricultural areas under the gambit of sustainable farming/organic farming. Research and development is necessary to better understand the complex ecological processes as well as the management capacity of farmers. Hence, this research study was done to analyze the reach and adaptation level of sustainable farming techniques by organic farmers and non- adoption (sustainable farming techniques) reasons among the Green Revolution Agriculture (GRA) farmers at farm level. This will help us to find different strategies to popularize sustainable organic farming among the farmers in order to overcome food crisis.

 

Key words: Agriculture, organic farming, sustainable farming techniques.