Organic farming can end ryots woes

With the cost of all farm inputs, including chemical fertilisers and pesticides, going up year after year without any corresponding increase in productivity or market price, farmers either quit the profession altogether or are forced to end their lives unable to cope with mounting debts.

Time-tested traditional farming is the new buzzword for such growers who can significantly cut down the cost of production on the one hand and improve productivity on the other and realise a better price for their organic food products in niche markets thanks to the increasing awareness about the consequences of consuming farm products with high chemical residue on human health, says Ongole MP Y.V. Subba Reddy.