how does intercropping give better returns to the farmers than the normal method of cultivation ?

Asked by  | 4th Sep, 2012, 12:29: PM

Expert Answer:

In intercropping, farmers grow two or more crops together on the same area of land at the same time.
Intercropping gives better returns to farmers since it:
  • offers a better utilization of natural and labor resources
  • provides safeguards against failure of single crop
  • gives greater yield and return per unit area
  • and minimizes the spread of pests and diseases.

If a crop gets spoiled, then the farmer will atleast be left with the remaining types.

Answered by  | 4th Sep, 2012, 09:07: PM

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