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Role of organic farming for achieving sustainability in agriculture

Ruchira Gangahagedara
Nepali Jayasinghe
Othmane Merah
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Agriculture and farming have a long history. Agriculture is the main economic structure for many developed and developing countries. The modern agricultural practices affect the environment namely nutrient cycle, soil erosion, carbon sequestration, and many other ecological patterns. Organic farming is influential practice to minimize the environmental and ecological impact of sustainable development. Usage of more organic matters in agricultural practices can reduce the adverse effects on the environment by keep saving its natural cycles on recovery process and organic farming may enhance the food quality too. The organic farming may largely exclude the usage of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, growth hormones and feed additives of livestock activities. A combination of organic farming and new technologies is of utmost importance to reduce the limitations and challenges of organic farming. The innovative methods and new approaches making new trends toward sustainability farming system and enhances the agricultural productivity, and quality of life of many farmers in an environmentally friendly way. In other words, organic farming mirrors the sustainability concepts of global agriculture.
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Ashoka Gamage, Ruchira Gangahagedara, Jeewan Gamage, Nepali Jayasinghe, Nathasha Kodikara, et al.. Role of organic farming for achieving sustainability in agriculture. Farming System, 2023, 1 (1), pp.100005. ⟨10.1016/j.farsys.2023.100005⟩. ⟨hal-04057281⟩
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