India needs to carefully assess its capacity, need and social context while choosing its own path towards not just greater agricultural productivity and better farmer welfare but also ecological sustainability.
Improving Competitiveness in Agri-commodity Markets – Part 3: Recommendations for Policy and Market Framework
How can policy enable competitive agri-commodity markets thereby also improving the conditions and incentives for farmers and others?
This post is part 2 of a three-part series, and depicts the legislative and policy backdrop to agri-commodity markets in India
The Indian farmer might earn only INR 30 a day, but there are many of him. According to the 2001 census, the Indian agriculture sector employs about 60 percent of the population, of which farmers comprise 119 million (the rest are agricultural non-owner labourers).