Searching with a thematic focus on Agricultural policy, Agriculture and food in India
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- DocumentScience Direct, 2018Is there an alternative model to small family farming that could provide sustainable livelihoods to millions of resource-constrained and often non-viable smallholders in developing countries? Could group farming constitute such an alternative, wherein smallholders voluntarily pool land, labour and capital to create larger farms that they manage collectively?DocumentLeveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia, 2018Food and nutrition insecurity is a reality for a large number of people in India. Social safety nets to ensure food security of the poor and vulnerable become important in such a scenario. The Public Distribution System (PDS) in India is an example of one such safety measure.Document
Volatility in agriculture commodity prices in India: impact and macroeconomic and sector-specific policy responsesAgEcon Search, 2012Globalisation and trade liberalisation have exposed agricultural sector of many developing countries to sudden disturbances, particularly due to volatility in global commodity prices and surge in imports. This paper evaluates the sensitivity of Indian wheat production to these factors, and explores policy options that may neutralise their adverse effects, and maintain price stability.Document
Achieving food security in the face of climate change: final report from the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate ChangeClimate Change Agriculture Food Security, 2012This report, released by the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change, identifies a set of clear actions to be undertaken by key stakeholders to achieve food security in the context of climate change.DocumentKnowledge Services, IDS, 2012This issue of insights shows how development policy and practice can potentially improve food security while supporting women’s empowerment. They can focus on women’s critical role as food producers, consumers and family carers, while transforming gender norms and inequalities within households and communities.DocumentAgEcon Search, 2010With a large population and recent growth in consumer income, India’s demand for food has increased. This study examines the demand for livestock products by Indian consumers, and discusses its implications. The study shows that:Document
India’s agrarian crisis and smallholder producers’ participation in new farm supply chain initiatives: a case study of contract farmingIndian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 2007This paper focuses on the socio-economic implications of corporate-led initiatives in agriculture, mainly contract farming, in the Indian state of Punjab, which has more experience in contract farming compared to other states.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2006Hundreds of millions of people in Asia are dependent on shifting cultivation, yet the practice has tended to be seen in a negative light and discouraged by policy makers. This document challenges prevailing assumptions, arguing that shifting cultivation – if properly practised – is actually a ‘good practice’ system for productively using hilDocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2007This paper explores civil society advocacy on the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) and how it influences the trade policy process and facilitates citizen engagement in the Indian context.DocumentEconomic and Political Weekly, India, 2007This article argues that public investments in rural areas have contributed significantly to agricultural growth and rural poverty reduction in China and India.