Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI-South Asia office It has now been a decade since the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) cleared the halls of Parliament. MGNREGA’s principal aim is to improve livelihoods, mostly in the rural areas, by guaranteeing 100 days of work every year. In a recent research studyRead more
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Over the years investments in food and nutritional security have shown significant improvement in Bihar, but year-to-year fluctuations in agricultural production aggravated due to climate change, infrastructure problems, and slow progress in nutrition improvement have hampered the translation of investments into
On Tuesday, May 26, The Safety Net Transfer Modality Research Initiative (TMRI), jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP), will organize a seminar to present the final findings of the research.
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Despite being self-sufficient in food production, access and distribution of food pose a major challenge for the food security of the country. An efficient public distribution system goes a long way in moving surplus to regions with demand, thus avoiding wastage of resources and workingRead more
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Agriculture being major source of livelihood and employment in Nepal, and is effected by low productivity, traditional farming practice and lack of connectivity with markets. Fragmented landholding with limited access to market and knowledge to sell its produce results in slow progress. Promotion of contractRead more