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Review Papers | Agriculture | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
Biodynamic Farming - Path for Sustainable Ecosystem
Abstract: Biodynamic farming and objective farming both are similar as they are ecologically oriented and don?t use chemical fertilizers. The basic difference is that biodynamic farmers add eight specific amendments that are referred as preparation to their soil, crops and composting. The objective of this paper was to assess how biodynamic farming will lead to the sustainability as sustainability is all about surviving for the long term. To investigate the effect of preparation on soil quality, food quality, human health and their well being. Biodynamic farming is ecofriendly as there is no production of waste as, everything that is been called waste is been recycled to other parts of the farm hence no adverse effect on environment. Hence proving ?environment sustainability?. Overall, biodynamic farms have the potential to be self-sufficient. Their biggest hurdle is to be economically sustainable, as they mainly operate as a charity. There is always the chance that the farm can run at a loss due to the withdrawals of third party funding or sponsorship. Socially sustainable communities are diverse, connected and democratic and provide a good quality of life. Therefore in terms of social and environmental sustainability biodynamic is sustainable. A biodynamic farm is working on each of these principles in it day to day running, therefore making it feasibly sustainable.
Keywords: Biodynamic farming, history, preparation, soil quality, soil organic matter, food quality, sustainability, principle and practices
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1789 - 1794