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.
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
In April 2015, Nepal experienced a catastrophic earthquake of 7.6 magnitude, followed by more than 300 aftershocks causing about 9000 casualties and 22,300 injuries. The earthquake not only made a significant impact on the country’s immediate food and nutritional security situation, but caused damage during the harvest season for wheat and maize, with a likelyRead more
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh A recent conference organized jointly by the Council for Social Development (CSD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) explored research gaps on food and livelihood security and existing models that could be used for successful change. To ignore current food security issues facingRead more
Over the years economic growth in South Asia has significantly helped in achieving production targets and reducing poverty, but still a lot needs to be achieved. Dominated by small holder farmers, with limited access to markets, high transaction costs, post-harvest losses, and shifting climate change, farmer’s need informative support and policy environment across the four parametersRead more