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.
How to fast track the development and release of improved varieties of seeds in Nepal? What are quality assurances? How to attract private sector investment in commercial seed production there? At the beginning of this month, IFPRI South Asia organized a 10-day seed sector study tour in India for a delegation of seed experts fromRead more
The recent article in the June issue of Yojana Magazine, by P K Joshi and Anjani Kumar, IFPRI looks into the performance of agriculture and factors responsible for its growth and way forward. Agriculture has shown a promising growth over years with average 3.5 per cent growth as against the targeted 4 per cent perRead more