Agriculture input are defined as products permitted for use in organic farming.
These include feedstuffs , fertilizers and permitted plant protection products as
well as cleaning agents and additives used in food production.
The type of agriculture inputs are endless but there are two categories that is
consumable input and capital inputs. Consumable inputs are your everyday,
commonly used agriculture inputs for smallholder farmers – seeds , fertilizers ,
insecticides ,etc ,Consumable inputs are usually natural materials that will be
“consumed: by the crops. Capital inputs. On the other hand , are materials
such as tractors and trellising materials that are often a larger investment.
Consumable Inputs : Consumable input are the input that will be
consumed naturally crops, like high-quality seeds , soil , fertilizers ,
insecticides , pesticides , insect traps ,straw , water
Consumable input are the most important aid to smallholder farmers.
Pesticides and insecticides are crucial to deter pests . Multch can act as as
deterrent against weed growth , And don’t forget about the importance of
high-quality seeds . High -quality seeds are a necessary for ensuring heathy
crops from the very beginning,
Capital inputs : Capable Inputs are agri-input that are often mechanical
and more technology advanced. Capital inputs are necessarily thought of
as tools for larger farm. The backbone of any agriculture revolution is
access of farmers to modern agricultural inputs. These agricultural input
range from improved seeds, fertilizers and crop protection chemicals to
machinery, irrigation and knowledge. Fertilizers supplies nutrients the
soil that are essential growth.
Some of common form of capital input are nylon netting, stakes, plows,
Capital inputs such as tractors and plows are not commonly used by
smallholder farmer since they are such a large investment. we recommend
smallholder farmers utilize capital inputs like nylon netting and and nylon
reflective multches to aid their yield.