A Textbook of Integrated Farming Systems for Sustainable Agriculture

India faces a number of difficulties in developing its agricultural sector because it has less than 2.4% of the world’s arable land and 16.8% of the world’s population. The globe is increasingly concerned about issues including food security, employment, income generation, resource conservation, and environmental protection. The increased production of food grains came at a tremendous cost to the environment and natural resources. Priority focus must be given to the problems of providing adequate employment, energy, sustainable cities, food security and sustainable agriculture, water and ocean management, and catastrophe preparedness. Integrated farming system (IFS) is one of the strategies for making the concept of sustainable development a reality within the context of sustainable agriculture. In an integrated farming system crop production, livestock, horticulture crops, fisheries, and all other aspects of farming are included. The status of these combinations is determined by the dominant modality of these systems in a certain location. These issues with sustainable agriculture must be resolved by the implementation of several reform measures. In order to boost farm output, lessen environmental damage, improve the quality of life for resource-strapped farmers, and ensure sustainability, integrated farming systems must be developed and put into practice. An integrated farming system can guarantee the maximum level of food production with the least amount of environmental effect and enhance the standard of living for farmers. More crucially, IFS makes resources, available to farmers so they may continue to produce food sustainably and productively, even in extremely sensitive climatic situations. In certain nations, notably India, IFS has changed traditional cattle farming, aquaculture, horticulture, agro-industry, and related industries. For the purpose of farming systems for sustainable agriculture, it is required to identify the primary integrated farming systems that are currently in use with internal cost adjustment, return, revenue, and employment.

Author(s) Details:

Shikhar Verma,
Department of Agronomy, Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology Nawabganj, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Jyotiprakash Mishra,
District Agro-Met Unit, KVK Mayurbhanj-1, Odisha, India.

Sweekruta Mohapatra,
Department of Agronomy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mausmi Rastogi,
Department of Agronomy, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Vikash Singh,
Department of Agronomy, Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Kumarganj, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/ATIFSSA/article/view/9154

Keywords: Integrated farming systems, sustainable agriculture, food security, cropping system, income generation, environmental protection

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