Optimal Utilization Of Resources Through Integrated Farming: Let Us Find Out!
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
?If you want to succeed, start doing smart work not hard work.? India is a dynamic country which is growing on an incredible rate. Thus, to keep this development steady it becomes indispensible for us to optimally utilize our scarce resources. One reason being that the population is increasing while the resources are not; rather they are declining at a faster pace than ever. Optimal utilization of resources is our only way to hold on to what we haven?t lost yet. One such scare resource is land. We sustain through the use of land for agriculture and settlement. We also obtain precious minerals from land. There is also a presence of Urea and ammonia in abundance which is excellent for agriculture. We must carry out Animal husbandry and poultry farming at a shared territory so that urea and ammonia are generated and utilized simultaneously. Cow dung can be used as fertilizers and the animal discrete can be used as biogas. Mulberry trees must be cultivated to avoid soil erosion. Correct submission of revenue and expenses will make famers eligible to Carbon credit from the govt. This will resolve the problem of unemployment and farmer suicide. Thus, a systematic way of optimally utilizing a piece of land can bring multiple benefits and curb major economic and social crisis.
MORE ABOUT COLLECTIVE FARMING:
Many private farm holdings in developing countries especially, suffer from excessive fragmentation, where an individual farmer?s 1.5 hectare of land with which he feeds his family is split up in 20 separate plots distributed along two or three miles of paths. Same with all his neighbours. None can justify even small hand tractors with cultivators because of the tiny size of their plots and the travel distance between them. If 100 farmers in a village all put their landholdings together into a single collective farm, they could start cropping all the former access pathways, and justify buying and properly maintaining perhaps a 50 hp diesel tractor which would easily be capable of all cultivation and harvesting operations on the resulting 150 hectare field. Farmers who previously worked long days every day just to grow food, could live in leisure while still gaining enough food, and perhaps a surplus to sell for cash.
Integrated Production Or Integrated Farm Management is a whole farm management system which aims to deliver more sustainable agriculture. It is a dynamic approach which can be applied to any farming system around the world. It involves attention to detail and continuous improvement in all areas of a farming business through informed management processes. Integrated Farming combines the best of modern tools and technologies with traditional practices according to a given site and situation. In simple words, it means using many ways of cultivation in a small space or land.
Integrated Farming is based on attention to detail, continuous improvement and managing all resources available.
Being bound to sustainable development, the underlying three dimensions economic development, social development and environmental protection are thoroughly considered in the practical implementation of Integrated Farming. However, the need for profitability is a decisive prerequisite: To be sustainable, the system must be profitable, as profits generate the possibility to support all activities outlined in the (EISA Integrated Farming) IF Framework.
As a management and planning approach, Integrated Farming includes regular benchmarking of targets set against results achieved. The concept of the EISA Integrated Farming Framework for example has a clear focus on farmers' awareness of their own performance. By regularly benchmarking their performance, farmers become aware of achievements as well as deficiencies, and by paying attention to detail they can continuously work on improving the whole farming enterprise and their economic performance at the same time: According to findings in UK, reducing fertiliser and chemical inputs to amounts according to the demand of the crops allowed for cost savings in the range of