Agricultural practice cannot be sustainable unless and until it is improving or at least conserving the natural resource base. There is need for a shift in outlook of viewing only the immediate benefits of farming practices. Rather, farming practices should be judged in terms of its effects on natural resources and environment, besides benefits in terms of yield and quality. Some ways and means of managing external resources, natural resources and stakeholders are discussed for resource conservation, in the context of agriculture and betterment of the environment as a whole. Knowledge on natural resources for farming and means of their conservation, need to be enriched and linked to stake holders through information technology. A few success stories in natural resource management under rice based farming around the globe are reviewed in this article.
Key words: Farming practices, natural resources, environment.
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