Natural farming

Is it safe to march ahead?


  • RS Bana ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • Rakesh Dawar ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • SM Haldhar Central Agricultural University
  • Samarth Godara ICAR - Indian Agricultural Statistics Research Institute
  • Arjun Singh CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University
  • SD Bamboriya ICAR - Indian Agricultural Research Institute
  • Vipin Kumar Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center
  • AK Mishra Central Agricultural University
  • Manoj Choudhary University of Florida



Beejamrit, natural farming, organic farming, pest management, weed management, ZBNF, jeevamrit


Due to the increasing global population, advancement in farming techniques to meet the global food demand is the need of the hour. Conventional farming techniques have increased the yield over the past few decades, but those techniques also have adverse effects on natural resources. In this scenario, many other alternatives have emerged as a solution, natural farming being one among them. The presented article delivers crucial information regarding the targeted farming technique i.e., natural farming. Multiple scientifically-proven natural techniques and ecological approaches are discussed for different aspects of farming. In addition, criticisms related to Natural Farming are illustrated along with a basic introduction to zero budget natural farming (ZBNF). Furthermore, the article describes multiple proven technologies for weed, pest and disease management approaches through natural practices. Lastly, the article gives recommendations on implementing and introducing natural farming to the farming community.


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How to Cite

Bana, R., Dawar, R., Haldhar, S., Godara, S., Singh, A., Bamboriya, S., Kumar, V., Mishra, A., & Choudhary, M. (2022). Natural farming: Is it safe to march ahead?. Journal of Agriculture and Ecology, 14(14), 1–11.

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