"Barah Anaaj" - Twelve food grains: Traditional mixed farming system
The crops of the "Barah Anaaj" system strengthen the inseparable relation between farming and livestock. The crops give valuable straw and husk for animal consumption. Furthermore, the system is more or less free of pests and diseases; the rich biodiversity protects other the crops. But modern agricultural science, emphasising only mono-cropping, criticises this system as backward and uneconomical.