Enumerate the advantages of mixed farming.
Following are the main advantages of mixed farming:
- Farmyard manure is made available from livestock which is used again in agricultural farms.
- Organic waste materials like straw, husks and chaffs of grains, household kitchen waste, etc., are converted into human food through the agency of cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs, etc., as per the choice of farmer.
- It provides work to all the members of a family throughout the year, thus providing subsidiary occupation without the need of employing special labour.
- Adopting exact combination in mixed farming, income can be increased, e.g., the number of animals can be increased (as per the food/crop available) to enhance milk production.