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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)

Natural farming


Sumedha Thakur, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Anil Kumar and Dr. Swapana Sepehya

Agriculture has been the fundamental source of sustenance for man over thousands of years. Majority of the Indian population (65%) still relies on agriculture for employment and livelihood. In last few eras, after the introduction of green revolution, Indian agriculture has made impressive progress by significant increase in the food grain production through the use of high yielding varieties and higher levels of input like fertilizers and pesticides. But it has now been realized that the increase in production was achieved at the cost of loss in soil fertility, environment pollution and majority of the farmers are in debt. Therefore, the only way to deal with this ever-rising problem is “Natural Farming”. Natural farming is an ecological farming approach established by Masanobu Fukuoka (1913 to 2008), a Japanese farmer and a philosopher. Natural farming is not just for rising crops, it is for the cultivation and perfection of human beings. Natural Farming is a sustainable farming. Natural Farming makes all inputs from natural constituents. The products developed from natural farming have high quality, good taste and better yield. There are different variants of natural farming i.e. fertility farming, biodynamic farming, homa farming and zero budget natural farming.

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How to cite this article:
Sumedha Thakur, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Anil Kumar and Dr. Swapana Sepehya. Natural farming. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):698-703.

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