The past four years have been chaotic for US agriculture. Trade wars, initiated by the Don­ald Trump administration in 2017, and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have led to volatile domestic and international market conditions and considerable uncertainty about future prices and farm businesses’ financial situations.

Agricultural innovation scaling approaches tend to be empirical but do not sufficiently take into account the complex realities of ‘softer elements’ such as people, supply chains, markets, financing mechanisms, policies and regulations, professional knowledge, power relations, incentives and history.

This is the inspiring story of the Farmer-to-Farmer Agroecology Movement (MACAC) in Cuba. The movement has spread across Cuba and inspired over 200,000 farmers to take up agro-ecological farming practices. The story shows that it possible for a social movement to take sustainable agroecological farming systems to scale.

This briefing paper reviews evidence of the impacts of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on food prices, with a focus on corn and soy, and presents new analysis on the impact of the RFS on U.S. livestock farmers. Studies examining the relationship between food prices and biofuel demand conclude that U.S.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Rakesh Vaishnav & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/01/2021.

The matter related to validity of three farm laws and the protest by the farmers against these laws:

(1) Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Mahantesh Vs Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd. & Others dated 04/01/2021. The matter related to delay in payment of compensation to agriculturalists, awarded by the Karnataka High Court for the acquisition of their lands under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 for Malprabha Reservoir Project. The SC directed issuance of notice on the applications for condonation of delay in filing the Special Leave Petitions.

This paper attempts to identify the determinants of access to the KCC program and empirically evaluate its impact on farmers’ use of agricultural inputs and farm household incomes in Eastern India. Also examined whether the possession of KCC reduces the farmer’s dependence for borrowing on moneylenders.

The paper explores the spread of crop insurance in India and analyzes the factors affecting the demand for crop insurance. The study also assesses the impact of crop insurance on the rice yields of smallholder rice producers.

Approximately 47 percent of Nigerian growers have no access to any kind of storage facilities during the harvest. This was disclosed in a report by SBM Intel, a geopolitical research and strategic communications consulting firm.

Technology adoption has been proven to be an efficient way to improve agricultural productivity as well as farmers’ income across the semi-arid regions of the globe. However, an upcoming method to improve food and livelihood security is through sustainable technology intensification.

Pages