Agroecological approaches are based on closing the cycles, reusing and recycling resources. These approaches not only help in productively utilizing ‘farm wastes’, recycling nutrients, minimizing investments, reducing farm expenses, and improving net incomes. While these approaches make farming more profitable, they also serve as emulatable models for several addressing several challenges concurrently – improving productivity, increasing farm incomes, minimizing harmful emissions and better capture and utilization of soil carbon. In true integrated approaches, the outputs from one enterprise serve as inputs for another enterprise- like crop residues as source for composting; excreta as food and manure for another enterprise.
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