Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF):
Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) in Andhra Pradesh have yielded more produce than conventional methods.
- Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) is a method of chemical-free agriculture drawing from traditional Indian practices.
- It was originally promoted by agriculturist and Padma Shri recipient Subhash Palekar.
- He developed it in the mid-1990s as an alternative to the Green Revolution’s methods driven by chemical fertilizers, pesticides and intensive irrigation.
- Objective is to bring down the cost of production to nearly zero and return to a pre-green revolution style of farming.