Identify the benefits and limitations of organic farming



Benefits :
(i) From environmental point of view : Organic farming helps in maintaining environmental
health and reduces pollution. It ensures optimum utilization of resources for short term
benefits and conserves them for future generations. It helps in improving soil’s physical properties and ultimately agricultural productivity.
(ii) From productivity point of view : Organic farming ensures optimum productivity with no demand for costly inputs. It believes in sustainable productivity without any loss in future fertility. Besides, this farming promotes multiple cropping and reduces the risk of crop failure.
(iii) From health point of view : Organic farming eliminates the risk of human and animal hazards by eliminating the chances of chemical residues. Products of this farming are nutri- tionaliy rich and balanced.
(iv) From economic point of view : Organic farming is highly cost effective as it does not involve the use of purchased inputs like chemical fertilizers, pesticides, hormones etc.
It ensures greater employment opportunities
in small areas.
Limitations : In this system, there is no use of
chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other mixed
inputs. Infact, these factors are harmful for the fertility of soil, human health, cattle wealth and environment.