Impact of Organic Farming on the Livelihood of Organic Farmers in Manipur

Monika Devi Konjengbam *

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Dan Singh

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

R. N. Yadav

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

D. K. Singh

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

L. B. Singh

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Mukesh Kumar

Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

D. K. Sachan

Department of Agronomy, K.V.K., Ghaziabad, U.P., India.

Mohit Kumar Pandey

Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate how organic farming has affected the livelihood of organic farmers. The research was carried out in Churachandpur and Imphal West districts of Manipur. The ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. Data were collected using a structured and pre-tested interview schedule through personal interview method. The direct impact consisting of yield, income and cost of cultivation and the indirect impact such as personal, social, economic and environmental impact were considered for the study. The outcomes of the study indicated that regarding overall impact, the majority of the organic farmers were having medium to high level of impact of organic farming. Regarding direct impact, majority of the organic farming has reported an increase in yield, income and a decrease in the cost of cultivation. Whereas for indirect impact the majority of the organic farmers have reported increased confidence in sustainable farming, participation in social organizations, household savings and improvement in soil fertility and quality.

Keywords: Organic farming, direct impact, indirect impact, sustainability, ecology


How to Cite

Konjengbam, Monika Devi, Dan Singh, R. N. Yadav, D. K. Singh, L. B. Singh, Mukesh Kumar, D. K. Sachan, and Mohit Kumar Pandey. 2023. “Impact of Organic Farming on the Livelihood of Organic Farmers in Manipur”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 41 (10):350-56. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2023/v41i102178.

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