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Agriculture sector is facing a serious trouble and new challenges. Increasing pressure of population explosion, decline of profitability in farming, degradation of land and water resources, ecological and environmental imbalances, health hazards, present production pattern, existing cropping system has threaten the sustainability of agricultural growth. In view of these compelling factors diversification in agriculture has becomes the need of the hour. In the present paper the authors from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana advocated a Nutrition garden model of approx. 1500 m2 area which can help in diversification of agriculture and food security of the people. It was concluded that if all the farming families adopt nutrition garden model in Punjab then 3.97 percent land can be diversified forever. Moreover this much area will be pesticide free, using meager quantity of fertilizers and without any marketing problems.


Diversification food security health hazards nutrition garden pesticides sustainability

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Kumar, P. ., Singh , K. ., & Kaur, P. . (2014). Nutrition garden: an essential component of diversification for sustainable agriculture. Environment Conservation Journal, 15(3), 127–131.


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