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Potential yield challenges to scaling-up Zero Budget Natural Farming in India

Potential yield challenges to scaling-up Zero Budget Natural Farming in India

Rice paddy harvest in India (Bishnu Sarangi/Pixabay)
"There are conflicting opinions about how Zero Budget Natural Farming should be developed for widespread use, and this report provides scientific evidence on the potential for scale-up"
Rice paddies in Kerala, India (Nandhu Kumar/Pixabay)

A new report co-authored by a James Hutton Institute scientist and published in Nature Sustainability examines the potential impacts on food production of Zero Budget Natural Farming, a farming system that is sweeping India.

Zero Budget Natural Farming differs from traditional organic farming in that it does not attempt to provide the nutrients needed for crop growth using animal manures, but instead aims to change the functioning of the soil–crop system so that nutrients are made available to crops without the need for external inputs.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute