Sustainable Development And Organic Farming


Sreyashi Datta, Academic Content Writer at Edumartz

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the detrimental effects of chemical-based fertilizers and pesticides on our health. Conventional agriculture mainly relies on chemical fertilizers and hazardous pesticides, among other things, that enter the food chain, permeate water sources, injure livestock, deplete the soil, and ruin natural ecosystems. Efforts to create eco-friendly technologies are critical for long-term growth, and one such eco-friendly technology is organic farming. In a nutshell, organic agriculture is a farming method that repairs, maintains, and improves the ecological equilibrium. Organically farmed food is becoming increasingly popular as a means of improving food safety across the world.

Benefits of Organic Farming: 

Organic farming allows for the substitution of more expensive agricultural inputs (such as HYV seeds, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and so on) with locally produced organic inputs that are less expensive and hence give high returns on investment. Organic agriculture also produces revenue through exports, as demand for organically cultivated crops rises. Organically cultivated food offers higher nutritional content than chemically grown food, according to studies from throughout the world, and consequently provides us with healthier foods. Because organic farming involves more effort than conventional farming, India will find organic farming appealing. Finally, the product is pesticide-free and produced in a sustainable manner.

Popularizing organic farming necessitates farmer awareness and willingness to adapt to new technologies. Inadequate infrastructure and the issue of product marketing are key challenges that must be addressed in addition to a suitable agricultural policy to support organic farming. Organic farming yields less than industrial agricultural production in the early years, according to research. As a result, small and marginal farmers may struggle to adjust to large-scale production. Organic vegetables may also be blemished and have a lower shelf life than sprayed produce. Furthermore, the variety of off-season crops available in organic farming is extremely restricted. Nonetheless, organic farming contributes to agriculture’s long-term growth, and India has a distinct edge in producing organic products for both domestic and international markets. Do you believe that organically grown food and non-food goods will be less expensive?

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