Organic Farming in Karnataka : Practitioners Perspectives
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- Organic Farming, Perception, Sustainable, Agriculture, Green Revolution
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- During the last two decades, there has also been a significant sensitization of the global community towards environmental preservation and assuring of food quality. Ardent promoters of organic farming consider that it can meet both these demands and become the mean for complete development of rural areas. After almost a century of development organic agriculture is now being embraced by the mainstream and shows great promise commercially, socially and environmentally. While there is continuum of thought from earlier days to the present, the modern organic movement is radically different from its original form. It now has environmental sustainability at its core in addition to the founders concerns for healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. The empirical evidences of efficiency analysis of Organic and conventional farming systems are scarce or even absent. In the above setting, this study made an attempt to critically examine the contemporary alternate agriculture and the perception of organic farming as perceived by farmers.
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