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.
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI- South Asia office Smallholders form the core of the agricultural system in India. Yet, they are marginalized and their problems overlooked. They face rising wages, rural-urban migration as well as growing market and climatic risks. In order to deal with these complex challenges, a “one size fits all”Read more