Organic Farming: Status, Issues and Prospects – A Review

  title={Organic Farming: Status, Issues and Prospects – A Review},
  author={B. Suresh Reddy},
  journal={Agricultural Economics Research Review},
  • B. Reddy
  • Published 1 July 2010
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics Research Review
This review paper attempts to bring together different issues in the light of recent developments in organic farming. The after effects of green revolution have encouraged the farmers to take up organic farming. This paper has reviewed the global and Indian scenario with reference to organic farming. In India, the cultivated land under certification is 2.8 Mha only. The key issues emerging in organic farming include yield reduction in conversion to organic farm, soil fertility enhancement… 

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