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Evolution of dairy farming in India

‘Operation Flood’ revolutionized dairy farming in India. Launched in 1970, it popularized the practice of cooperative dairy farming and forming marketing unions for distribution....

Tackling Farmer Suicide: Time for Unusual Approaches

Recently, drought-hit Tamil Nadu farmers, who have been protesting in the national capital, decided to put off their stir till May 25, after the CM, Mr....

Getting the prices and production right: Agriculture in cross-fire

Higher crop production is a significant component of any improvement of India’s economic performance because a fear of food insecurity, if not memories of...

Women Farmers Producers Organisation for empowering rural women

Women’s role and leadership in agriculture and producers organisation is governed by various sociological, psychological and economic variables. Therefore, it is imperative to understand...

Are we heading towards an era of malnutrition?

Recently the landslide victory of BJP in the major state assembly elections gave a perspective to many that the country is growing in the...

Doubling Farmers’ Income – Are the Claims True?

Agriculture provides the principal means of livelihood to around 58 per cent of rural households and contributes to 18 per cent of the Gross...

On inverse relationship between farm size and productivity

Around 67 per cent of total operational land holdings in India are owned by marginal farmers, with an average size of 0.39 hectares. Though...

Empowering Agrarian Women in India

“I have done seasonal labour for many years now. I have looked after the house  and my husband and children. Of what use has...

Farmer Suicides in India

In the last 20 years, if one considers the ‘recorded figure’, around 3 lakh farmers have committed suicides. Firstly these numbers are just the one...

NAM: Will it be a game changer in agricultural trading?

Stabilising food inflation has emerged as a major challenge for emerging economies, including India, in the past decade. During 2006 to 2014, India experienced...