Integrated Farming System for a Sustainable Livelihood

S. Kavitha *

Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, PJTSAU, Telangana, India.

G. Samuel

PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500030, India.

I. Sreenivasa Rao

EEI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad- 500030, India.

M. Goverdhan

AICRP on IFS, PJTSAU, Hyderabad- 500030, India.

D. Srinivasa Chary

Department of Statistics and Mathematics, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

This paper discusses about the success story of farmer practicing Integrated Farming System (IFS) for sustainable livelihood. Present study was conducted during 2018-19 in Bayyaram village of Bayyaram mandal in Khammam district of Telangana State. A case study method was followed to document the success of IFS farmer. Mr. Vidyasagar hails from Bayyaram village of Bayyaram mandal in Khammam district of Telangana State. He adopted different IFS components such as Horticulture, Dairy, Poultry, Piggery and Fishery units. He closely supervised multiple enterprise units and followed new technologies in IFS to get sustainable livelihood. He used new methods of cultivation in IFS and believed that diversification with various components of farming systems results in desired profitability for IFS farmers. Hence, integration of different components with higher input recycling increased farm productivity of different farm components and also he was able to provide employment opportunities to other farmers through IFS.

Keywords: Integrated farming system, input recycling, higher income, success


How to Cite

Kavitha , S., G. Samuel, I. Sreenivasa Rao, M. Goverdhan, and D. Srinivasa Chary. 2024. “Integrated Farming System for a Sustainable Livelihood”. International Journal of Environment and Climate Change 14 (6):165-69. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijecc/2024/v14i64218.

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