Saturday, May 27, 2017
Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

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...

Do we have more land for agriculture?

A question that capture attention of different economic agents and decision makers, in an agrarian country like India, is - "Do we have more...

Need and approaches for bead threading of large number of small...

About 70 per cent of India’s population thrives in villages with about 52 per cent of the workforce engaged in agriculture, 82 per cent...

Revamping MGNREGA: a possibility?

A closer analysis of the Draft New Education Policy and the MGNREGA brings tells us that by applying a combined approach of “Employment” and...

Food capitalism and consequences of hunger among the rural poor

In the context of the agrarian crisis in India, imbalanced market policies have forced a major portion of rural population to shift away the...