Indian agriculture is confronted with high price volatility, climate risks and indebtedness. Since majority of farmers (86%) are small and marginal with declining and fragmenting landholdings, they are more vulnerable and risk prone to any of the uncertainty.
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
Introduced in 2006, India’s Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), one of the most ambitious programs of ruling government with the aim to reduce poverty by granting rural household right to employment up to 100 days per year at minimum wage rate. Self-targeting design with the aim to capture pro-poor section the programRead more