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Farmers Take Up Natural Farming In Big Way

Farmers are now embracing chemical-free natural farming which can further aid in the mitigation of the climate crisis.

Binita Kumari
Natural farming, sometimes known as "do nothing" farming, is an environmentally sustainable approach to growing food that is based on the premise that a fair connection between the farmer and nature must be the foundation of the farmer's actions, rather than on practice.
Natural farming, sometimes known as "do nothing" farming, is an environmentally sustainable approach to growing food that is based on the premise that a fair connection between the farmer and nature must be the foundation of the farmer's actions, rather than on practice.

Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan has said that natural farming can help address the climate crisis, and he has praised farmers who have mostly embraced natural farming. On Saturday, he premiered 'Amrutha Bhoomi,' a Telugu film about natural farming produced by an NGO, Jattu Trust, in collaboration with Rythu Sadhikara Samsta, at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad.

The Governor said the film "Amrutha Bhoomi" would raise awareness of the benefits of natural farming among all stakeholders, including farmers, farmers' institutions, women Self-Help Groups (SHGs), and others, in response to the State government's decision to develop an organic farming policy to address the climate crisis.

Vijay Kumar, executive vice-chairman of the Rythu Sadhikara Samstha, said that the state's apex body of farmers had been advocating natural farming, that more than six lakh farmers had adopted it, and that Andhra Pradesh had been designated as a 'Resource Agency for Natural Farming' in the country. He claimed that the State was gaining the attention of other countries.

Natural farming, often known as traditional farming, is a chemical-free way of farming. It is a diversified farming system based on agroecology that mixes crops, trees, and livestock with functional biodiversity.

Natural farming, sometimes known as "do nothing" farming, is an environmentally sustainable approach to growing food that is based on the premise that a fair connection between the farmer and nature must be the foundation of the farmer's actions, rather than on practice.

It contributes to environmental health by lowering pollutant levels. By lowering the number of residues in the product, it minimizes the risk of human and animal illness. 

It helps the long-term viability of agricultural production and lowers agricultural production costs while simultaneously improving soil health.

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