Call for Abstracts: Innovations in Ensuring Remunerative Prices (MSP) to Farmers: Challenges and Strategies on March 23, 2018, New Delhi, India. Send in your abstracts by March 5, 2018
On expected lines, the Budget 2018-19 aimed at strengthening agriculture and rural economy. Agriculture deserves serious attention as roughly half of the population is dependent on it for food security and livelihood opportunities. During the last few months, we have witnessed farmers’ agitation silently spreading across all the states.
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
In September 2013, the Parliament of India enacted the National Food Security Act (NFSA), which entitles two thirds of India’s population to five kilograms of rice, wheat, or coarse cereals per person per month at one to three Indian rupees (Rs) per kilogram. Five states in India—Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and West Bengal—hadRead more