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Livestock Production Practices of Registered Organic Farmers in Uttarakhand State of India

Subrahmanyeswari, Dr Bodapati and Mahesh, Dr Chander (2008) Livestock Production Practices of Registered Organic Farmers in Uttarakhand State of India. In: Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of ISOFAR.

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The authors studied 180 organic farmers, randomly selected out of 4459 organic farmers registered with Uttarakhand Organic Commodity Board (UOCB), in the North Indian state of Uttarakhand (770 34’ and 810 02’E longitude and 280 43’ to 310 27’ latitude). These farmers were interviewed during 2006-07, using semi-structured Interview schedule, so as to know their Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) in context of their livestock production activities in particular. All the farmers had maintained some animals under crop livestock subsistence mixed farming system, mainly to meet household requirements of milk and more importantly cow dung for use in crop field. These farmers were mostly focussed on organic crop production activities, with active technical and marketing support from UOCB. The animal husbandry practices were mostly traditional but very close to organic livestock production systems when contrasted with the organic livestock standards. It was concluded in the study that conversions to organic livestock production systems would be much easier for these organic farmers, if technical and marketing support is extended beyond crops to cover livestock.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Keywords:Organic standards, animals, organic farmers, Uttarakhand, India
Subjects: Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: India
International Conferences > 2008: IFOAM OWC: Research Track / ISOFAR
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/13672, http://orgprints.org/13674
Deposited By: Bodapati, Dr Subrahmanyeswari
ID Code:11189
Deposited On:06 Oct 2008
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:This paper is published in the conference proceedings:
Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Alföldi, Thomas; Lockeretz, William; Thommen, Andreas; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Hermansen, John; Vaarst, Mette; Lück, Lorna; Carporali, Fabio; Jensen, Henning Høgh; Migliorini, Paola and Willer, Helga, Eds. (2008) “Cultivating the Future Based on Science. Proceedings of the Second Scientific Conference of the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), held at the 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress in Cooperation with the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) and the Consorzio ModenaBio, 18 – 20 June 2008 in Modena, Italy.” International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR), c/o IOL, DE-Bonn, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick. http://orgprints.org/13672 and http://orgprints.org/13674

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