Organic farming is type of agriculture which is completely healthy and eco- friendly. By techniques like crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control, this type of agriculture proves to be an apt example for pesticide free agriculture with zero environmental damage. Organic farming is also a very good business.

To make a rapid decrease in the eco- harming agriculture method that leads to deforestation soil degradation, pollution and so on, many experts and scientists are working on the various possibilities of organic farming technique.

This method is gaining wide support too, as it avoids synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms for farming. Even environmentalists support this method as a more sustainable alternative to conventional farming system. And this is also a very sustainable method for farmers financially. Many studies have also found that the farmers can charge for organic products which make it more profitable than conventional farming.

Organic farming produces a lower crop yield than conventional agriculture but the yields are really just one component of financial sustainability and thus this type of farming is much more profitable than conventional type.

These bigger profits are good news for conventional farmers who are thinking of switching to organic agriculture. Even though transition from conventional to organic is a long and financially risky process, this is really good money!

Currently, only a small amount of land is used globally for organic farming purpose, but has to be improved gradually to feed the world’s rapidly growing population. By this the availability and profit can be increased in a wide range too.

One of the criticisms that is rising on organic agriculture is its expensive products, may not be accessible as conventional products, and certainly these things have to be taken care of. By providing a global market for organic products the organic agriculture will continue to grow and the prices may start to fall.

A global expansion in organic agriculture could be good news for the environment in many ways also. It will help in enhancing the biodiversity of ecosystems, will help to promote the quality of nutrient cycling and this will also have lower pesticide residues too.

There are also a wide variety of other sustainable forms of food production that are yet to be adapted in a wide range including integrated farming, conservation agriculture and mixed crop and livestock farming. Each of this aim to reduce the impact on environment, enhances soil quality and keeps the nutrient cycles balanced.

And also there should be more studies on the possibilities of organic farming. These studies on organic agriculture and other sustainable farming techniques should examine not just economics, but also the soil quality, biodiversity impacts and other aspects of food production in order to make better comparisons between different forms of agriculture.

Organic is more financially competitive, and agriculture is moved in the direction of increased sustainability.

So let’s go organic, for better health and better environment!!!

Arun David