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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(3): 389-392
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.048


Promotion of Nutritional Security through Organic Farming
R. Jansirani*
Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-03, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agriculture is the driving force of economy of our country. There is growing awareness on health, food safety and environmental issues associated with the indiscriminate use of pesticides and fertilizers. The alternative form of production such as organic farming is the spectrum of production methods that is supportive of the environment and safety food. Based on the principle of organic agriculture on 7th of every month paid training programme on organic agriculture is organizing at this Department of Sustainable Organic Agriculture since 2015 onwards. Ninety responders were selected based on random sampling procedure from North Western zone (Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruppur districts) and Western zone (Dharmapuri Salem districts) based on maximum number of certified organic farmers attended the training programme during 2017-18. The respondents were interviewed personally by a semi structured interview schedule. Cent per cent of the trainees were adopted the organic principle of health because organic agriculture would sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and individual. 83.00 per cent of the trainees adopted the principle of ecology followed by principle of fairness (78 %) and principle of care of organic farming (52%). The principles organic agriculture were addressed on healthy and quality foods, preserves the environment improves public health and also significant benefits both to the economy as well as to the social cohesion of rural areas. Majority of the respondents expressed that maintaining of good health and price of the organic products was low when compared with synthetic products.


Keywords: Nutritional security, Organic farming, Ecology, Fairness, Care, Quality, Health
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How to cite this article:

ansirani, R. 2019. Promotion of Nutritional Security through Organic Farming.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(3): 389-392. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.803.048