India has traversed a long journey from being a chronically food deficit country to becoming a food grains exporter with overflowing godowns. Indian food policy, whose foundations were laid during times of scarcity, today faces the daunting task of managing surpluses. Yet the country is also home to one of the largest concentrations of poor, hungry and undernourished people in the world. The challenges to India’s food security today are vastly different in nature from what they were just a few decades ago.
The objectives of the project are to promote the development and diffusion of Rural Business Hubs (RBHs) by the private sector to increase incomes, linkages to markets, and productivity of small, poor farmers including women to address the rural services vacuum ...
To study the impacts of domestic structural changes and trade agreements of India with the European Commission. The project is tracing the overall macroeconomic and trade policies in India since 1980. The trends in Indian agricultural trade are being studied and issues related to comparative advantage of India over other countries in agricultural commodities are being reviewed. The study also identifies the key processes of change and its impact on the Agrifood sector of India.
The primary objective of the project is to investigate the magnitude, causes and consequences of India’s agricultural productivity growth. The focus will on developing price and quantity datasets for both outputs and inputs between 1980 and 2008 across the entire Indian agricultural sector. The desired aggregation of the output and input series would be at the state level (19 major states of India). The output series should include cros, livestock and feasible aquaculture.
To diagnose the key obstacles for higher agricultural growth and identify emerging opportunities in particular circumstances of selected lagging states of India especially Bihar and Orissa. The study plans to document and analyze the experiences and lessons from on-going programs, schemes and policies of state and central governments.