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Foumy N Rafeeq Karthikeyan. C

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Agripreneur is defined as an “entrepreneur whose main business is agriculture or agriculture-related”. The case study was conducted in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. A discussion was made with the engineer cum Organic farming who was successful in organic farming for five years. He was practicing vertical gardening, terrace garden, aquaponics, hydroponics and aquaculture in an organic manner under protected cultivation in his farm at Tirunelveli. The need for research was to identify the extraordinary and unique farmer who was leading success in the field of organic farming. The objective of this case study was to bring out and narrate the facts which had been adopted to run the successful model for modern agriculture. The case study approach was made by preparing a semi-structured interview schedule, followed by the field visit, for collecting the data about the profile, skills, work experience, knowledge of the Agripreneur in agriculture and its allied sectors were identified and noted down. Thus, the study had been given a solution to efficiently utilize space and water by means of adopting terrace garden, hydroponics and aquaponics. The focus of the study was to highlight the effectiveness, adaptability and cost for other small farmers.

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Keywords

Agripreneur, Terrace gardening, Organic vertical farming, Hydroponics and protected cultivation

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Rafeeq, F. N. ., & C, K. . (2021). A case study of organic protected cultivation at Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 13(SI), 188 - 193. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v13iSI.2826
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