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Advantages of Integrated Farming System

  • Higher food production to equate the demand of the exploding population of our nation
  • Increased farm income through proper residue recycling and allied components
  • Sustainable soil fertility and productivity through organic waste recycling
  • Integration of allied activities will result in the availability of nutritious food enriched with protein, carbohydrate, fat, minerals and vitamins
  • Integrated farming will help in environmental protection through effective recycling of waste from animal activities like piggery, poultry and pigeon rearing
  • Reduced production cost of components through input recycling from the byproducts of allied enterprises
  • Regular stable income through the products like egg, milk, mushroom, vegetables, honey and silkworm cocoons from the linked activities in integrated farming
  • Inclusion of biogas & agro forestry in integrated farming system will solve the prognosticated energy crisis
  • Cultivation of fodder crops as intercropping and as border cropping will result in the availability of adequate nutritious fodder for animal components like milch cow, goat / sheep, pig and rabbit
  • Firewood and construction wood requirements could be met from the agroforestry system without affecting the natural forest
  • Avoidance of soil loss through erosion by agro-forestry and proper cultivation of each part of land by integrated farming
  • Generation of regular employment for the farm family members of small and marginal farmers.