NAINITAL: More than 2.26 lakh families of farmers who migrated from the hill districts — since inception of Uttarakhand in 2000 — for survival have been "reduced to manual labourers" in various cit

Irrigated farmland in the country must increase by 19 per cent and availability of quality seeds by 167 per cent if the Centre wants to double farmers’ real income by 2022-23, according to a plan devised by NITI Aayog. The base year for this calculation is 2015-16.

In January 2017, members of the Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Farmers’ Rights, a unit of Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch (MAKAAM), conducted a field study to document the impact of the drought-induced rural distress on woman farmers. The report describes the situation in Tamil Nadu as a “famine”.

Stylized facts drive research agendas and policy debates. Yet robust stylized facts are hard to come by, and when available, often outdated.

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, pursuant to Council resolutions 6/2, 31/10 and 32/8.

The Directorate of Economics and Statistics collates and analyses data on various aspects of Indian agriculture with view to assist in policy formulation. Its annual publication Agricultural Statistics at a Glance contains time series statistics on a wide range of parameters, such as production and productivity of various crops across state, price support and procurement, land-use, input use, international trade, credit and insurance. This issue of the publication brings out the latest available statistics on these aspects.

Several farmers’ unions in poll bound Punjab have come together to protest against the anti-farmer policies of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP government and have announced a State-wide agitatio

Agricultural Productivity in Africa: Trends, Patterns, and Determinants presents updated and new analyses of land, labor, and total productivity trends in African agriculture.

This paper uses a large national household panel from 1999/2000 and 2007/08 to analyze the short-term effects of India's Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme on wages, labor supply, agricultural labor use, and productivity.

There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farming households globally, who comprise a large proportion of the world’s poor living on less than $2 a day.

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