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.
With rising concern to meet the growing demand for diversified food of the increasing population, food security has been the top priority on the policy agenda. Over the years, despite the decline in its share in the gross domestic product, agriculture continues to be important in the Indian economy for food security, employment generation andRead more
Pallavi Rajkhowa is Senior Research Assistant at IFPRI’s New Delhi office Despite being the largest producer of mangoes, adding to about 40.5 per cent of world production, the mango value chain in India suffers from inefficient markets, unavailable formal finance, low prices to farmers, and infrastructure bottlenecks etc. Even today, the traditional mango value chainRead more