Zero-budget farming raises incomes but demands more labour and time: study

Topics Farming | Crop Yields | farmers

The good news is that crop yields of more than 90 per cent of farmers increased after they adopted Zero-Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), popularised by agriculturist Subhash Palekar. The flip side is that an overwhelming majority of those who practice the much-talked-about system (around 87 per cent) have not been able to get a better price for their produce than those who didn’t opt for it, while their requirement for manual labour and the time consumed have risen, a new study has found. The study was conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on the basis of focused.....

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