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Indian agriculture can emerge as an example for the rest of the world that's looking for ecologically supportive practices to pull back our planet from the edge of the cliff

Rajiv Kumar 

Rajiv Kumar

Zero budget natural farming’s (ZBNF) core principles include complete elimination of all chemical fertilisers and pesticides; rearing of only indigenous breeds of cows which are used as principle source of nutrients with one cow sufficing for 30 acres of farmland; botanical extracts prepared by using only locally available inputs and minimum tillage, which makes the soil soft and porous.

All the four pillars and their related practices put together increases the humus content in the soil that fuels the vast number of organisms above and below the soil. This entire soil food web is what ...

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First Published: Thu, April 25 2019. 21:11 IST
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