Making NREGA work better: a brief note, Public Interest Foundation, 01 May 2009
|Green Revolution: Commodity-centred increase in productivity.||Evergreen Revolution: increasing productivity in perpetuity without associated ecological harm. |
Farming system based agronomy.
|Change in plant architecture, and harvest index.||Organic Agriculture: cultivation without any use of chemical inputs like mineral fertilizers and chemical pesticides. |
|Change in the physiological rhythm – insensitive to photoperiodism.||Green Agriculture: cultivation with the help of integrated pest management, integrated nutrient supply and integrated natural resource management systems.|
For most small farmers, green agriculture will be the most feasible form of eco-agriculture. Crop-livestock integrated systems of production will be ideal for organic farming. More research is needed on nitrogen fixing tree species and shrubs, as well as green manure plants.
Beyond the green revolution
by M.S. Swaminathan, Seminar, September 2008
What is wrong with official policy