SWOT Analysis of Organic Farming with Special Reference to Nagaland

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4974    | Article Id: D-4974 | Page : 243-246
Citation :- SWOT Analysis of Organic Farming with Special Reference to Nagaland.Agricultural Reviews.2019.(40):243-246
Nchumthung Murry nch.murry@gmail.com
Address : SASRD, Nagaland University
Submitted Date : 21-06-2019
Accepted Date : 12-09-2019

Abstract

In India, the northeastern state of Sikkim achieved its goal of converting to 100% organic farming. Other states, including Nagaland, Mizoram, Goa, Kerala, and Meghalaya, have also declared their intentions to shift to fully organic cultivation. Nagaland farmers rely heavily on traditional knowledge which advocates the use of commonly available organic materials such as cattle manure, leaf litter, and crop residues for enrichment of soil. These attributes put the region in a rather comfortable position to convert to fully organic agricultural production without major shifts in the prevailing farming paradigm. Studies has shown that there are inherent advantages for adoption and conversion of farming in Nagaland as the state has very less and negligible use of chemical in farming as well as the traditional system of farming model suits the principle of organic farming. It is noteworthy to point out the long age traditional shifting cultivation without the use of chemical although has negative externalities but has a scope to reinvent this model in more sustainable mode of farming. Nagaland, has rich biodiversity and is gradually making its entry into the organic farming market. Nagaland has potential for promotion of organic farming as farmers has been practicing traditional system of agricultural without the use of external inputs since its inception. Another farming practices adopted in Nagaland is the Alder based farming system and the Zabo arming system which has shown significantly self sustaining based on natural input management.

Keywords

Organic farming Traditional knowledge Shifting cultivation Zabo farming.

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