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What socially motivates farmers to grow organic cotton in central India?

Riar, Amritbir; Mandloi, Lokendra S.; Poswal, Randhir S.; Messmer, Monika and Bhullar, Gurbir S. (2017) What socially motivates farmers to grow organic cotton in central India? Paper at: 19th Organic World Congress, New Delhi, India, 9-11. November 2017. [Completed]

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India is the largest producer of ‘organic cotton’, as it contributes about three quarters (74%) to the global organic cotton production. The Nimar valley of Madhya Pradesh in central India is important region for organic cotton production. In general, cotton yields are low and variable in the Nimar valley and often do not reach the attainable levels on several farms of the region. With a steeply increasing demand for organic fibre, it is important to safeguard and increase the production of organic cotton in a sustainable manner. The precise understanding of social and biophysical motivations of different farmers for following their respective farming practices is of high importance for sustainable future of organic cotton in central India. The study of the facts related to adoption of organic cotton production systems in the Nimar valley is particularly valuable for policy makers, smallholder farmers and sourcing organizations.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic cotton, yield variability, social motivations, biophysical motivations
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Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > India
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > International Cooperation
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant breeding
Deposited By: Vonzun, Seraina
ID Code:34850
Deposited On:28 Jun 2019 11:24
Last Modified:28 Jun 2019 11:24
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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