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Agricultural Reviews, volume 39 issue 2 (june 2018) : 104-112

Diversified agriculture for higher productivity and profitability–A review 

B.P. Meena, A.O. Shirale, A.K. Biswas, B.L. Lakaria, Pramod Jha, Priya P. Gurav, R.H. Wanjari, A.K. Patra
1Division of Soil Chemistry and Fertility ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Nabi Bagh, Bhopal- 462 038, Madhya Pradesh , India.
Cite article:- Meena B.P., Shirale A.O., Biswas A.K., Lakaria B.L., Jha Pramod, Gurav P. Priya, Wanjari R.H., Patra A.K. (2018). Diversified agriculture for higher productivity and profitability–A review. Agricultural Reviews. 39(2): 104-112. doi: 10.18805/ag.R-1679.
In the present scenario of food production system, one of the most important challenges the Indian agriculture facing today is how to sustain farm profitability and food security. In order to feed an increasing the population 2% per year and meet the food demand (341 million tonnes by 2025), the agricultural productivity and growth need to be sustained and further improved. Food security is multidimensional crisis, which directly hits the poorest and neediest and in turn decreases their already low quality of life. The agriculture sector is the starting point for finding sustainable solution to overcome the food crisis. This situation is nodding towards rethinking about the profitable agriculture. For this concern holistic approaches have to be continued with certain aspects so that the 60–70% population associated with agriculture remains in the profession. Else wise, everyone wants to have alternate entrepreneur rather than agriculture since it is less profit oriented with high risk and needs more hard work as compared to other entrepreneurs. Diversified agriculture is an integration of several crops and livestock’s, in production system for a higher food production and farm profitability. 
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