Despite rich in natural resources such as water, fertile soil, mineral reserves and sun, Bihar and Odisha have not been able to capitalize upon their vast resources due lack of infrastructure (like roads, power and markets), concentration of the poor population with high density in most parts, weak institutions (such as credit, insurance, education and extension) and weak governance.
Nutrition outcomes in post-Green Revolution Bangladesh Cross-posted from the IFPRI website written by Rebecca Sullivan While gains in agricultural productivity and poverty reduction achieved during the Green Revolution have been widely recognized, little is known of how these shifts in practice and production impacted the nutritional status of individuals in these countries, particularly women andRead more
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Climate change has become more pronounced over the past few decades, and agriculture has been one of the most affected sectors due to impact of monsoon regime changes, droughts, and floods. A recent IFPRI policy note, Climate Change and Extreme Events: Impacts on Pakistan’s Agriculture,Read more
Despite dependency on natural resources and vulnerability to climate change, agriculture in Bangladesh contributes about 20 percent of the GDP and provides work to about 52 percent of the population. Over the years the country has experienced erratic rainfall, high temperature, drought, and high humidity -- impacting farmers, especially smallholders who have historically incurred significantRead more