The purpose of Working with Smallholders handbook is to enable the development of more sustainable, resilient and productive supply chains for agribusinesses and to illustrate the substantial development impact. Smallholder farmers are both an opportunity and a challenge for food and agribusiness companies.

In a bid to give boost to food processing industry and make Haryana a final destination of choice for investments in the food processing sector, state government has notified ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018.’ The policy aims to create greater employment opportunities across the entire food value chain by establishing effi

The ninth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the need and the scope to develop additional economic activities in the agrarian rural economy.

The ninth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the need and the scope to develop additional economic activities in the agrarian rural economy.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Hi-Tech Layer Farms Ltd. Vs. Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board dated 15/01/2018 regarding pollution caused by Hi-Tech Layer Farms, Shaamli, Uttar Pradesh. The Court refused to change its order regarding closure of the poultry farm that a six year old had objected to saying the smell was causing breathing problems among children. Court directs the birds to be removed from the poultry farm and disposed of in accordance with law.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change implements a Scheme on Ecolabeling environment-friendly products, covering 14 product categories. The Ecolabel, titled ‘Ecomark’ is granted to proponents who already have a product certificate mark from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), for a specific product.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Karim Jahangir Shaikh Vrs. Maharashtra Pollution Control Board & Others dated 29/11/2017 regarding consent to operate granted to the sugar industry - Sahakar Maharshi Shivajirao Narayanrao Nagawade, Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.

The second African Transformation Report provides a data-rich assessment of the state of agriculture in Africa, its impact on macro-economic outcomes and its recent performance. It focuses on land tenure systems and the kinds of reforms that would enable customary tenure systems to better support commercial agriculture.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M/s.Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill Vs Andhra Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding consent to operate for Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Rice Mill, Maruthi Nagar, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. Tribunal directs Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board (APPCB) to inspect the rice mill and if all the deficiencies have been taken care of, then the rice mill shall be permitted to operate.

This issue paper briefly presents the case for agro-industrialization as Africa’s viable path to sustainable economic growth.

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