Seed, fertilizer, and irrigation are the major inputs that drive improvements in agricultural productivity. High-quality seed, alone, contributes a 15–20 percent increase in output levels. For major cereals, the key constraints facing Nepalese farmers are lack of access to high-quality seed and rates of seed replacement of less than 10 percent.
Dr. P K Joshi, Director- South Asia, IFPRI presented a paper on “Financing Agri-value Chain Development In India – Constraints and Opportunities” at the 27th National Conference on Agricultural Marketing organized by University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Agricultural Economics, Dharwad, Karnataka, India. The presentation gives a broader viewpoint on the ongoing IFPRI-Study on ‘InnovativeRead more
Reducing food and nutrition insecurity in South Asia requires—among many other things— greater long-term investment in agricultural research for development (AR4D). In an effort to strengthen the capacity of research systems in South Asia to invest effectively in this area, IFPRI and the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions (APAARI) collaborated with the national researchRead more
Global demand for food and the levelling off of crop productivity intensifies the need for agricultural innovations. Increasingly, India’s private agribusinesses are meeting that need, funding research and development (R&D) that’s resulted in farm machinery, pesticide, and biotechnology advancements.Keeping in mind the private sector’s success, the authors of Innovation and Research by Private Agribusiness inRead more