Dangers of Pesticide Misuse: Challenges and Strategies
15 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2012
Date Written: January 22, 2012
Organic agriculture is a viable alternative because it enlivens the soil, strengthens the natural resource base and sustains biological production at levels to commensurate the carrying capacity of the managed agro eco-system. In addition to this export market can also be tapped by group initiatives in organic farming. In a country like India, food production has to grow steadily. A sudden switch over to organic farming is not feasible. The minimum food requirement for the year 2001 is 240 million tonnes. The stage will be set in due course for a smooth transition to organic farming without causing any decline in production. The efforts from extension, research, supply of inputs, development of market channels, for disposal of organic foods are needed to facilitate the successful adoption of organic farming by the farmers. The approach shall be farmer centered and the programmes developed shall create conditions for the conservation and efficient use of locally available resources as inputs in agriculture.
Keywords: Pesticides misuse, Pesticide residue, Organic agriculture
JEL Classification: Q 18
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