Organic farming meets nutrition challenges
ByDr Shankar Chatterjee
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in its report, The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges, observes world population would reach 9.73 billion in 2050. In sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, agricultural output would need to more than double by 2050 to meet the increase in demand.
Incidentally, the Government of Telangana gives topmost priority to Promotion of organic farming to meet the demand for world market as mentioned in the Report of Agriculture Action Plan for 2016-17, published by it. The report states, Agriculture is on the top of the State Government agenda and efforts are being made to increase productivity and areas especially under food grains while ensuring that the income of the farmers goes up.