Organic farming offers an alternative to more widespread, high input farming practices that use synthetic fertilizers, fungicides and pesticides. It is based on the idea that the soil is a living system so these synthetic products are largely excluded from organic farms. Organic agriculture relies on crop rotation, animal manures, crop residues, green manures and the biological control of pests and diseases to maintain soil health and productivity. Organic crops are often of higher value than conventional ones and the volume of organic crops shows a continually increasing production trend. The sale of crops labeled as organic or biological is highly regulated in most advanced markets. The environmental impact of organic farming is low and can be seen as a way of cleaning up and improving degraded agricultural land.
Future Prospect of the Course
- To provide training in various aspects of organic agriculture and related fields such as natural resource management and rural development.
- To facilitate the effective exchange of knowledge and expertise in organic agriculture, rural development and the environment.
- To prepare professionals for participation in dissemination of organic agriculture knowledge to the community.
- To produce skilled manpower in organic product standard.
- To develop need based and skilled based program for self employment and entrepreneurship development for youth in rural & urban areas.