Research Biotica, Volume 4, Issue 1 : 05-20. Doi : 10.54083/ResBio/4.1.2022/05-20
Review Article

Published on : 05-Feb-2022

Natural Farming - A Sustainable Ecological Approach

  • L.C. De
  • ICAR-NRC for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim (737 106), India

Abstract

Natural Farming is a chemical free traditional agro-ecology based diversified farming system which integrates crops, trees and livestock with functional biodiversity. Natural farming increases production, saves water, improves soil health and farmland ecosystems. It is considered as a cost effective farming practices with scope for raising employment and rural development. Types on natural farming includes Fertility farming, Organic Farming, Sustainable agriculture, Agro-ecology, Agroforestry, Ecoagriculture and Permaculture rely on principles of no tillage, no fertilizer, no pesticides or herbicides, no weeding and no pruning depending upon local climate and conditions.

Keywords

Agro-ecology, Agro-forestry, Diversified farming, Ecosystems, Organic farming, Sustainable agriculture

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