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Organic Farming

By Vinod Bhatt
[ Executive Director | Navdanya Biodiversity Farm ]




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What is Organic Farming?


There are many nuances of a Career in Organic Farming. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Organic Farming, while one should first understand What is a Career in Organic Farming. The internet is a great source of information on Organic Farming, but it is second best to learning about the same from a real professional.

Vinod Bhatt is an experienced professional with 21 years & 5 months in Organic Farming. Vinod Bhatt describes Organic Farming as:

Organic Farming relies on fertilizers of organic origin such as compost manure, green manure, and bone meal and places emphasis on techniques such as crop rotation and companion planting. Biological pest control, mixed cropping and the fostering of insect predators are encouraged.





How Vinod Bhatt got into Organic Farming?


I did B Sc (Zoology, Botany & Geology) from DBS, Dehradun. Post that, I did Masters in Botany followed by Ph D in Plant Pathology. I worked as a Professor of Botany at Pauri Campus for some time before joining an NGO called Academy for Mountain Environics where I worked for 2 years. I have been working with Navdanya Biodiversity Farm since 1997 and am an Executive Director there.





Vinod Bhatt's Talk on Organic Farming



Starts with what is:
     1) Organic Farming  

Next, it covers Education. We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Organic Farming is actually used in real life. The Education section of the Talk clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Organic Farming. It discusses following headings for Education in Organic Farming:
     2) Basics of Farming  
     3) Pests & Diseases  
     4) Post-Harvest Management  
     5) Marketing  
     6) Environmental Science  
     7) Certifications  
     8) Plant Knowledge  

Then, the Talk focuses on the most important component that is Skills. Organic Farming demands specific Skills which only an experienced professional can lay out. It details these topics within Skills for Organic Farming:
     9) Farming Skills  
     10) Self-sufficiency  
     11) Administration Skills  
     12) Communication Skills  
     13) Team Handling  
     14) Observation Skills  

Positives of Organic Farming are quite interesting. These are the Positives of Organic Farming:
     15) Eco-friendly  
     16) Health Benefits  
     17) Monetary Potential  
     18) Work Satisfaction  

After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of Organic Farming:
     19) Lack of Policies & Government Support  
     20) Difficulty in Convincing People  

In the final section of the Talk, Vinod Bhatt talks about How a day goes in a Career in:
     21) Organic Farming  




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LifePage Career Talk on Organic Farming


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(Organic Farming, Vinod Bhatt, Navdanya Biodiversity Farm, Executive Director, Farmer, Manure, Eco-friendly, Organic Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity Farm, Fertilizers, Botanists)





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