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Alternative forms of farming in India

Divya Nigam (Author) Subir Ghosh (Author)
Synopsis Generally, farmers practise conventional system of farming with the help of fertilizers, pesticides and other inputs to meet increasing demand for foodgrains. But the excessive use of these agrochemicals hampers the ecological balance and causes health hazards. Therefore, conventional farming system is harmful in maintaining sustainable living and thereby creates a need of alternative farming system. Alternative farming refers to the alternative forms of farming system. It goes beyond the conventional farming system at the same time; it incorporates the farms’ natural cycles, biological interactions while maintaining environmental balance. This form of farming system includes contract farming, organic farming, corporate farming, sea farming, dryland farming, shifting / jhum farming, permaculture, peri-urban agriculture and aquaculture, livestock farming, integrated farming, precision farming, alder based farming system etc. With this background, this book tries to focus the alternative forms of farming for sustainable agricultural practices in the Indian context. The book also studies these alternative forms of farming adopted by farmers and the Indian experiences derived in such farming.
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About the authors

Divya Nigam

Born in 1978 at Ujjain (City of world fame Mahakaleshwar Temple), in Madhya Pradesh, Prof. divya Nigam did her M.A. (Political Science) in the year 2001 and in 2006 she took her Ph.D. At an active researcher she is particularly interested in such areas as Poverty, Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship. She is presently working with St. Aloysius' College, Jabalpur; the college, which has joined the rank of reputed centers of excellence in higher education at national and international level and has attracted the attention of eminent academic fraternity in India and abroad. Guided by the Motto: "VIRTUS IN ARDUO" meaning 'Strength Through Hardship', St. Aloysius' College has been accredited with A+level by National Assessment Accreditation Council (NAAC), of the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Subir Ghosh

Subir Ghosh holds a Ph.D in Economics from Nagaland University, a master's degree in Economics from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Annamalai University. He also holds Environmental Analyst certification, offered by the Vocational Department, Government of West Bengal. He is currently working as a Faculty Associate at Icfai Business School Research Centre, Kolkata. Prior to joining Icfai, he worked as a Lecturer in a college in Nagaland, India. He has published several research papers in various refereed national and international journals. His areas of interest are rural development, rural management, development economics, environmental economics, gender studies and disaster management etc.

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Bibliographic information

Title Alternative forms of farming in India
Format Softcover
Date published: 04.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788131420133
length 284p.