Workshop on Modern Agriculture Technologies in Organic Farming for Sustainable Development
The concept of a sustainable farming system refers to the capacity of agriculture over time to contribute to overall welfare by providing sufficient food and other goods and services in ways that are economically efficient and profitable, socially responsible, while also improving environmental quality. It is a concept that can have different implications in terms of appropriate technologies whether it is viewed at the farm level, at the agri-food sector level, or in the context of the overall domestic or global economy.
Any discussion on sustainable farming will be incomplete without discussions on organic farming. In states like Delhi where non-availability of land and the precarious situation with respect to pollution, has actually compelled Policymakers and agricultural experts to promote intensively, scientific organic farming techniques amongst the farming community.
The major advantages of organic farming are:
- Better Nutrition: Organic food is richer in nutrients, as organic farming enhances the nutrients of the soil which is passed on to the plants and animals.
- Free of Poison: Organic farming does not use poisonous chemicals, pesticides, and weedicides.
- Enhanced Taste: Organic food often tastes better than other food. The sugar content in organically grown fruits and vegetables provides them with extra taste.
- Longer Shelf–Life: Organic plants have greater metabolic and structural integrity, which enables storage of organic food for a longer time.
In addition, organic farming reduces food expenditure and one can practice this as hobby as well.
To spread awareness on Organic farming and sustainable agriculture techniques, Jaks Srichand Foundation is organising a Workshop in Mitraon, Najafgarh, New Delhi on 6th January, 2019.