International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
A case study on adoption of organic farming practices by the farmers in Tamil Nadu India
Author(s): Dr. V Kalirajan and Dr. T Sujaivelu
Abstract: Many developed Countries must undergo a significant transformation in order to meet the related challenges of achieving food security and responding to climate. Projections based on population growth and food consumption patterns indicate that agricultural production needs to increase by at least seventy percent to meet demands by 2040. Most estimates also indicate that climate change is likely to reduce agricultural productivity, production stability and incomes in some areas that already have high levels of food insecurity. In this scenario organic farming is thus considered to achieving future food security. Keeping in mind the advantage of organic farming practices. The present study was undertaken to study the extent of adoption of the identified organic farming practices by the respondents in Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu state. One hundred and twenty farmers of both sexes served as respondents of the study. The extent of adoption of organic farming practices in paddy cultivation by the respondents is as follows. ‘Spraying of Neem oil before flowering stage to manage sucking pest’ (90.00 per cent), ‘Neemkernal extract at 5 per cent to reduce pest attack’ (90.00 per cent), ‘Paddy seeds are stored with Ipomea leaves to control storage pest’ (63.66 per cent).
Pages: 53-54 | 192 Views 6 Downloads
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Dr. V Kalirajan and Dr. T Sujaivelu. A case study on adoption of organic farming practices by the farmers in Tamil Nadu India. International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 53-54.