Alternative Farming Systems to Improve the Learning Skills in Agronomy

Five Day Vocational Training Programme on "Alternative Farming Systems to Improve the Learning Skills in Agronomy"

Start Date: 24 February, 2020

End Date: 28 February, 2020 

Venue: Conference Hall, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh

Target Group: Students
  • Diversification and intensification in agriculture for doubling farmers' income
  • Organic farming: The way forward for agriculture in India
  • Biodynamic agriculture, Yogic farming, Amrut Krushi and Kamdhenu Krushi Tantra
  • Natural farming: Myths and reality
  • Microirrigation and mulching for enhancing water use efficiency
  • Micronutrients, nanofertilizers and biofortification
  • Precision agriculture and conservation agriculture for resource conservation
  • Integrated farming system for doubling farmers' income


Green Revolution transformed the country from a food-deficit state to self-sufficiency during early 1970s by adoption of modern methods and technology such as seeds of high yielding varieties, chemical fertilizers, irrigation facilities, pesticides, farm machineries, public investment and facilitating institutions. But indiscriminate and excessive use of chemicals during this period has put forth a question mark on sustainability of agriculture in the long run calling attention for sustainable production which will address soil health, human health and environmental health and eco-friendly agriculture. The constant search for better farming resulted in the development and promotion of different farming systems from different parts of the world. For example, Traditional farming, Natural farming, Bio-dynamic farming, Homa-farming, Organic farming, Chemical farming, Permaculture-farming, Natueco farming and Zero budget farming. These various systems focused on different issues of farming.

Contact Person Details: 
Dr. M A Vaddoria, I/C. Principal & Co-PI (NAHEP-IDP)