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Reeba Sharma Aravind T Roopali Sharma

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The green revolution has been a major boost to the agriculture sector throughout the world including India. The food production of the country increased by many fold during the 1960s and 1970s and has continued to increase since then. But, the boom of green revolution could not last long as we witnessed stagnation in the productivity of our farm lands along with soil and crop health degradation. This forced the scientific and farming community to look for efficient and ecologically safe farming systems which led to the evolution of the concept of ‘sustainable agriculture’. Sustainable agriculture is a holistic concept of agriculture which helps in meeting the needs of the present generation without affecting the future generation. It helps in maintaining optimum crop production along with maintaining soil health, conservation of natural resources and preserving ecological balance and biodiversity in agroecosystems. This review aims to create a paradigm for future studies on new and innovative techniques for sustainable crop production.

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Bio-intensive farming, organic farming, precision agriculture, Sustainability

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Sharma, R., T, A., & Sharma, R. (2019). Sustainable agriculture: Trends and opportunities for 21st Century. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 11(3), 666-672. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v11i3.2156
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