Innovation characteristics important to poor farmers

Criteria for developing technology for poor farmer

NADEP composting

Input saving and cost reducing Based on indigenous knowledge or rationale It is an improvement in the existing practice that will reduce input cost
Risk reducing Economically viable and tolerant to change in weather and insect pest damage etc. All kinds of risks get reduced in NGM.
Expanding towards marginal fragile lands Environmentally sound, socially and culturally acceptable and resilient towards land capability Ideally suited for degraded land condition
Congruent with peasant farming system Risk averse updated to farmers circumstances It is an improvement in the peasant farming system and free from any risk.
Nutrition, health and environment improving Enhance total farm productivity and stability It improves soil health base for agriculture, improves environment
Table 6: Technological requirement fulfillment by the NADEP composting.