The International Food Policy Research Institute held a virtual dialogue on the impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on trade and agriculture in India on November 30.
As India undergoes rapid demographic, economic, and social changes, it is essential for policymakers and development practitioners to gain a deeper understanding of the current and future trends in the agricultural sector, upon which most Indians directly depend for their livelihoods.
Cross-posted from the FSP India website written by Jaspreet Aulakh Global demand for pulses is rapidly increasing. As noted in a recent editorial, filling the demand-supply gap will be critical. For the South Asia region, pulses are traditionally important food commodities and cheap sources of protein. The region is now experiencing shortages of pulses whichRead more
Every year close to the budget dates in February, newspapers and magazines publish industry experts ideas and opinion on what to expect from the Budget and what not to expect from the Budget. This year IFPRI researchers have listed priorities to be included in the upcoming BUDGET 2015. Dr. Devesh Roy, Research Fellow, IFPRI articleRead more
India has witnessed agricultural growth during the 11th plan of 4.1 percent, record production of food grains, increased private investment in agriculture, and technological advancement. Nevertheless, farmers still face challenges of limited access to markets, climate change, shrinking farm size, yield gaps, and increases in the cost of cultivation, resulting in a decline of farmers’Read more
The per capita demand for pulses is declining in India. Yet they remain a cheap and an important source of protein. On the supply side, pulses’ production had hovered around 11 and 14 million tons during the last three decades. Stagnation in production has led to rise in the prices of pulses that further affectedRead more
IFPRI will continue with its AMD (Applied Microeconomics and Development) Seminar Series on Thursday, May 16 at 12:00pm EST. Dilip Mookherjee of Boston University will present on how asymmetric information impacts middleman margins, farm-gate prices, and overall trade. Mookherjee will discuss results from the paper Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment with West BengalRead more