International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) organized a one day workshop on Recent Trends in Agricultural Research Capacity, Investment and Outputs in India on August 17, 2016 at the NASC Complex, PUSA, New Delhi.
The aim of the workshop was to share the results of the of a recent comprehensive survey, targeting more than 200 Indian agricultural research agencies. The data from IFPRI’s Agricultural Science and Technology Indicators (ASTI) program focused on agricultural research and development (R&D) spending, funding sources, and human resource capacity, and allows users to examine key indicators across countries.
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 in India, aim to strengthen future research by supplying India’s policymakers with quantifiable data and analyses on the:
Factors influencing the expansion of agribusiness spending
Impacts on production, poverty, health, and the environment
Amounts private companies are investing in R&D
Covered in the report are some of private sector’s gains in productivity and efficiency, like:
Cotton hybrids that now dominate the cotton seed market