Organic farming in Manipur

February 26, 2016 0 Comments

Organic farming is a form of agriculture in which we have minimal or no dependence on chemical fertilisers and pesticides to enhance crop yield. It envisages the use of organic manure, compost and other by-products of livestock farms (animal waste) to replenish the soil of its lost nutrients.
The question which one might ask is why do we even care? All that we care about is increasing yield. Well, we must ponder on this question because this method of crop production has multifarious benefits. First and foremostly, it is sustainable. It maintains the soil health and conserves the soil microbiota (collection of the microorganisms residing in the soil).