The fourth volume of the Report of the Committee on Doubling Farmers’ Income (DFI) examines the status and reforms needed in the agricultural marketing system. A clear differentiation is proposed between the system that facilitates marketing of agricultural produce and the modes to connect the produce to markets.

This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field of food and nutrition in Asia. The contributions from across the continent highlight a selection of fields, where political action is needed to ensure that there is enough food on people's plate, which is also healthy and nutritious.

Africa is one of the regions in the world most affected by food price volatilities and production variability. Spiking and volatile food prices have created uncertainty and risks for producers, traders and processors, resulting in increased food insecurity for consumers.

The New Economic Development Policy, which addresses the problem of unproductive farming practices, and finding ways to augment the income of the common people thus placing Mizoram in the economic boom map in India, will also be an effective instrument affectionately to be titled the Mizoram Economic Exodus which frees the Mizo people from pover

The New Economic Development Policy, which addresses the problem of unproductive farming practices, and finding ways to augment the income of the common people thus placing Mizoram in the economic boom map in India, will also be an effective instrument affectionately to be titled the Mizoram Economic Exodus which frees the Mizo people from pover

The 2015 Agricultural Finance Yearbook, which is the eighth edition in the series, analyses the challenges faced by farmers and those involved in providing finance at both the overall sectoral

The use of irrigation in the agricultural sector, when combined appropriately with other inputs, has been key to increasing the productivity of agricultural production around the world - a vital factor in helping governments to manage the growing demand for food caused by demographic pressures and changing dietary habits.

The use of irrigation in the agricultural sector, when combined appropriately with other inputs, has been key to increasing the productivity of agricultural production around the world - a vital factor in helping governments to manage the growing demand for food caused by demographic pressures and changing dietary habits.

Small farmers' participation in global value chains is of prime importance for inclusive agricultural development in developing countries like India. However, the issue of inclusiveness of modern arrangements like contract farming and the determinants of participation in such arrangements is understudied in such contexts. This paper examines the issue of small farmers' participation in contract farming arrangements in Punjab, where farming is dominated by medium and relatively large farms.

The paddy-wheat monoculture induced a decelerating agricultural trend in Punjab which has been felt in the form of stagnation in output, deteriorating productivity, environmental degradation, declining farm incomes, depeasantization and suicides by farmers.

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