Dr P K Joshi, Director South Asia, IFPRI was invited for discussion on national television around the recently held National Conference “Agriculture 2022- Doubling Farmers’ Income”. He spoke about the policies of Government that are working in favour of farmers so far and what more needs to be done to achieve this goal of doubling farmers income.
The Ministry of Agriculture in India is placing all bets on the 86 million USD Soil Health Card Scheme to provide nutrient recommendations to farmers based on soil health tests, with the expectation that it promotes balanced nutrient management practices.
Call for Abstracts: Innovations in Ensuring Remunerative Prices (MSP) to Farmers: Challenges and Strategies on March 23, 2018, New Delhi, India. Send in your abstracts by March 5, 2018
On expected lines, the Budget 2018-19 aimed at strengthening agriculture and rural economy. Agriculture deserves serious attention as roughly half of the population is dependent on it for food security and livelihood opportunities. During the last few months, we have witnessed farmers’ agitation silently spreading across all the states.
The recently launched UNICEF-World Health Organization (WHO) 2017 Countdown to 2030 report shows mixed results for childhood health and nutrition. The 81 Countdown countries have made progress, but remain far from universal coverage for most essential interventions for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, and nutrition.