Review on Multilayer Farming: A Way Towards Farmer Prosperity

B. P. Solanki

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

Raghuveer Choudhary *

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

A. R. Ninama

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

Keval Ram

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

Jatin Jaiswal

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh, Gujarat, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Multilayer farming is an innovative agricultural strategy that redefines traditional farming practices by harnessing vertical space to cultivate multiple layers of crops within a single agricultural system. This approach is designed to overcome challenges associated with land scarcity and inefficient land use. The concept involves arranging different crops in layers, utilizing the vertical dimension to its fullest extent. The layers can include ground-level crops, vines climbing on trellises, and even trees or shrubs, creating a multi-tiered ecosystem. This arrangement optimizes sunlight exposure, nutrient distribution, and water usage, resulting in enhanced productivity. One of the key advantages of multilayer farming is its potential to significantly increase overall yield per unit of land. By strategically combining plants that complement each other in terms of growth patterns, resource requirements, and ecological interactions, farmers can create a symbiotic environment that maximizes the use of available resources. Resource efficiency is a focal point in multilayer farming. The intercropping of different plant species helps in nutrient cycling, reducing the need for external inputs. Furthermore, the diverse plant composition can deter pests and diseases, reducing the reliance on chemical interventions. The vertical stacking of crops also allows for efficient water usage through integrated irrigation systems. Beyond its practical benefits, multilayer farming contributes to biodiversity preservation. The coexistence of various plant species fosters a more resilient and ecologically diverse agricultural landscape. This can have positive effects on soil health, pollination, and overall ecosystem stability.

Keywords: Multilayer farming, vertical space, biodiversity preservation, sustainable approach


How to Cite

Solanki , B. P., Raghuveer Choudhary, A. R. Ninama, Keval Ram, and Jatin Jaiswal. 2024. “Review on Multilayer Farming: A Way Towards Farmer Prosperity”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 14 (1):150-54. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i13818.

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