Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

On inverse relationship between farm size and productivity

Around 67 per cent of total operational land holdings in India are owned by marginal farmers, with an average size of 0.39 hectares. Though...

Where do we stand for ‘farmers income’?

The present government's agrarian policies have inspired the whole spectrum of people - the farmers, researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders, and of course,...

Climate change and food security

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, India is home to nearly 195 million hungry people and the problem of...

Do we have more land for agriculture?

A question that capture attention of different economic agents and decision makers, in an agrarian country like India, is - "Do we have more...

Need and approaches for bead threading of large number of small...

About 70 per cent of India’s population thrives in villages with about 52 per cent of the workforce engaged in agriculture, 82 per cent...

NAM: Will it be a game changer in agricultural trading?

Stabilising food inflation has emerged as a major challenge for emerging economies, including India, in the past decade. During 2006 to 2014, India experienced...

Food Security: A ticking Time Bomb – Part 2

The first part of this series demonstrated the food security crisis India may face in the coming years and decades. The second part outlines a...

Doubling Farmers’ Income – Are the Claims True?

Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood to around 58 per cent of rural households and contributes to 18 per cent of the Gross...

Farmer Suicides in India

In the last 20 years, if one considers the ‘recorded figure’, around 3 lakh farmers have committed suicides. Firstly these numbers are just the one...

Ending Monsanto’s Monopoly in the Development of Pest-Resistant Cotton: Is Desi...

As our readers would recall, the Government has been taking a number of robust (and some would say heavy-handed) measures to control the price...

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