FARMERS PARTICIPATORY PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CLEAN FOOD THROUGH ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATIVE FARMING TECHNOLOGY AT NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

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Published: 2021-02-11

Page: 79-95


RANJAN BERA *

Inhana Organic Research Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

ANTARA SEAL

Inhana Organic Research Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

KAUSHIK MUKHOPADHYAY

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SAMSUL HAQUE ANSARY

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

MALABIKA DEBNATH

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SAIKAT SAHA

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

MILAN KANTI KUNDU

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SHUBHRO JYOTI PRAMANIK

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SUKHEN CHANDRA DHANG

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SAIDUL ISLAM

Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV, Nadia, West Bengal, India.

SUSMITA SAHA

Inhana Organic Research Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

ANUPAM DUTTA

Inhana Organic Research Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Production of food in a safe and sustainable manner has become crucial to meet the global food security, without harming the environment and ensure ecological preservation especially in the backdrop of the climate change impact. To attend the objective of safe and sustainable crop production, Inhana Organic Research Foundation, (Kolkata) has initiated the ‘Clean Food Movement’ in collaboration with Nadia Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR, BCKV. Inhana Rational Farming (IRF) Technology- a comprehensive organic package of practice has been introduced as the major interventional agri-technology along with other techniques/ good agricultural practices, for the purpose of ‘Clean Food’ development. Clean food is a food segment that is produced without the use of carcinogenic pesticides (especially Class-I & Class –II), antibiotics, steroid, growth promoters, etc. The safety of the clean food will be ensured by the Clean Food Standard (CFS) Certification through qualitative colorimetric assay test for pesticide residues. Clean food movement will probably be the first ever initiative towards Healthy Life & Farmers’ Empowerment that will bring forth pesticide- free clean food at an affordable price structure.

Keywords: Clean food, plant health management, farmers awareness, organic concoctions, farmers producer company, clean food standard certification


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BERA, R., SEAL, A., MUKHOPADHYAY, K., ANSARY, S. H., DEBNATH, M., SAHA, S., KUNDU, M. K., PRAMANIK, S. J., DHANG, S. C., ISLAM, S., SAHA, S., & DUTTA, A. (2021). FARMERS PARTICIPATORY PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENT OF CLEAN FOOD THROUGH ADOPTION OF AN INNOVATIVE FARMING TECHNOLOGY AT NADIA DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL, INDIA. Asian Journal of Advances in Research, 4(1), 79–95. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIR/article/view/1898

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