The International Food Policy Research Institute held a virtual dialogue on the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on trade and agriculture in India on November 30.
Women are major stakeholders in India’s agriculture. In 2011, women constituted nearly half (46.2 percent) of all agricultural laborers and one-third (32.9 percent) of all cultivators in India.
It is predicted that climate change and rising temperatures will increase the demand for water used in agriculture and in urban areas. This poses significant risks for the livelihoods of rural communities and the food security of urban populations. In order to address these risks there is a need to understand issues surrounding water securityRead more
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh Global demand for pulses is rapidly increasing. As noted in a recent editorial, filling the demand-supply gap will be critical. For the South Asia region, pulses are traditionally important food commodities and cheap sources of protein. The region is now experiencing shortages of pulses whichRead more
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Bas Paris A paper in Food Policy provides a review of various studies on the impacts of agricultural interventions on the nutritional status in South Asia. Past review exercises and studies have analysed the available evidences to understand the ways in which agriculture can be leveraged toRead more
Agriculture the backbone of Indian economy that engages more than 50 percent of the country’s workforce, is losing its preference as the most desired profession. Research shows that more than 40 percent of farmers dislike farming as a profession because of low profits, high risk, and lack of social status, yet they continue with itRead more
IFPRI began its enduring partnership with India nearly 40 years ago. In fact, IFPRI’s first Board of Trustees in 1975 included Vijay S. Vyas, Director of the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India. IFPRI and India’s partnership played a particularly important role following the Green Revolution when that partnership analyzed the necessary policies toRead more
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh India currently has several public and private active information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives with objectives to support and provide assistance to farmers, but analysis on how ICT is helping farmers to enhance productivity, better cope with the weather variability, and att ain better pricesRead more
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh Partially spurred by the recent droughts in several states in India, a conference was held in Telangana on October 15, 2015 focusing on “Mitigating Agrarian Distress in Indian Agriculture” as part of a series of dialogues being organized under the Indian Food Security Knowledge PlatformRead more
Over the years, agriculture mechanization has helped to increase production and profitability, improve the use of inputs, reduce the costs of production, and assist in income-building and employment opportunities. Punjab, characterized by smallholder farmers, is a highly mechanized state. Custom hiring services (CHS), an important mechanism through which most small holders can access services ofRead more