INTEGRATED FARMING SYSTEM â€“ FARMERS PERCEPTION IN TELANGANA
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The present study was conducted to find out and analyze the benefits of IFS obtained by the farmers. An exploratoryÂ research design was adopted for the study during 2017-19. The total sample size was 180 IFS farmers. Data was collectedÂ through well-structured interview schedule. The results of the study revealed that increased input use efficiency (100.00%) and
maintenance of soil fertility (96.67%) ranked top among the farm benefits while increased productivity of agriculture and alliedÂ enterprises (86.67) and year round income generation (83.33 %) ranked top among the personal benefits. Increased productivityÂ of agriculture and allied enterprises (86.67 %), year round income generation (86.67 %) and decreased cost of cultivation (80%)Â topped among the economic benefits. Reduction in waste material from different farm outputs (83.33 %) topped among environmentalÂ benefits and less risk of failure of crops and allied enterprises (80 %) topped among the complimentary benefits.