COMPENDIUM, IEEC-2023   ( ISBN : 978-81-967860-4-5 )
Theme-3: Bio-diversity and Resource Conservation, Livelihood and Food Security towards Sustainable Agri-food Systems

Stakeholders’ Behaviour towards Natural Farming: A Case of Bareilly District, Uttar Pradesh

B.P. Singh, Shruti, Mahesh Chander and Vanee Yadav

ICAR-IVRI Izatnagar, Uttar Pradresh


Natural Farming is chemical free and has potentials for diversified agriculture opportunities to strengthen the Indian economy and for sustainable nutritional food production to generate the income and employment. Natural farming is an age-old agriculture production system which was legged behind due to the priority of increasing the food production (50 MT in 1951) for growing population (330 million in 1947) being the major goal of India after Independence. Achieving the goal, food grain production is estimated at 316.06 million tonnes (2021-22) and India has became food -deficit to a food-surplus nation (about 17 mt is surplus). In this process, disproportionate use of chemicals reduced the content of organic matter, humus in soil and caused several environmental and human health problems. Observing these harmful effects, the Govt. has advocated the promotion of natural farming. In view of the above, KVK -IVRI Izatnagar has conducted extension activities to expose the farmers and the consumers about the importance of natural farming.

IEEC-2023 at RARI (SKNAU, Jobner), Jaipur, Rajasthan organised by Society of Extension Education, Agra, India