Food and Nutrition Management through Intensive Farming
Food and Nutrition Management through Intensive Farming

Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for about 58 percent of India's population.

Due to increasing population of the country, the production of food grains, pulses, fruits and vegetables etc. will be challenging in upcoming time.

In such a situation, there is a need to find such methods of farming, which are helpful in nutrition and soil health along with increasing productivity to feed the growing population.

Today's farmer is getting more attracted towards cash crops to earn more profit from his limited area.

Intensive farming is an agricultural production system that aims to achieve high yields by adopting more capital, less labor, balanced fertilizers and pesticides, improved seeds, irrigation, crop rotation etc.

In the present perspective, farmers can gradually adopt mechanization as compared to traditional farming and increase their nutritional food production by intensive farming and make their economic condition prosperous by doubling their income.
Under intensive agriculture, many crops are grown in a year on a limited area. Intensive farming includes multi-cropping and inter-cropping systems.

Author: Gopal Bhardwaj
Specialist in Horticulture