Indian agriculture is at a crossroads, with a number of challenges and enormous opportunities. The key challenges are small and declining landholdings, price volatility and climate risks. Growing demand for food in the domestic and global markets offers huge opportunities.
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.
Recent study shows only 64 per cent of the recommended measures are adopted by milk producers in Nepal despite the government putting in place the ‘code of practices for dairy industry’ way back in 2002