Dear Dr Chandra Sir , and Dear all Forum Farmer Friends,
To be honest both Organic and Natural farming methods are practicable, provided:
A. Organic farming: In India, in all the areas more or less ,Fym of cow and sheep/goat, are available. Like wise, poultry manure, horse manure and pig mannures are also available. Vermicompost is available and even we can prepare in our farms, with little effort.
Very good/high yields, will be on par with Inorganic/Global GAP produces.
Now in all most all areas in India, Bio pesticides are available. We can produce organic vegetables, organic fruits ,organic pulses etc and in present, marketing of organic produces, (Certified) is not difficult. International and national Certifying agencies also available in all capitals or nearby.
Even the prices for our Organic (produce ) vegetables/fruits/pulses is encouraging.( of course limited markets yet ).
By producing organic in our land, we can enrich our soils very well. Water requirement also less comparatively.
Over all Organic farming is profitable.
Natural farming: very good, healthy, &tasty produce we can have, our land will be well enriched.
Diseases will be very less, and crop risks are minimal.
Yields will be very less ,when compared with any other high yield practices.
In the present scenario, where lands cost is four fold, labour daily wages are more, (workmanship less) , it is very difficult to the farmers to maintain Natural farming.
In Natural farming the taste of the produce will be very good, healthy produce and eco friendly produce , but quality of the produce in appearance, quantity of the produce in per area is less.
Natural farming is very good for the environment, for the neighbours, for the people living, ground water quality is good and water requirement for crop is less, hence saving ground waters, good for all most all the birds and animals living nearby.
But is Natural farming is profitable to the respective farmer? Hope billion dollar question. Is it not necessary for the Govt of India and all state govts, to take some optimistic decision on Natural farming, by giving good incentives, benefits, liberal subsidies to needy Natural farmers.
Hope the best sirs.
With best wishes, g.p.rao, farmer