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Public Policy for Agriculture and Rural Development: A Framework for Analysis
The note provides a framework for analysing agricultural and rural development policies. Four models are used 4-S to link spatial, seasonal, sectoral, and social aspects of a policy. 3-A to link access, assurance, and ...
Engineering the agriculture in Kutch: Fodder Factory -1
This paper discusses the concept of controlled environment agriculture which may be necessary to bring arid areas like Kutch under production.
Appraisal of Investment Loans
The note explains the elements of credit use and shows the differences in the financing of working capital and investment loans. It discusses the steps involved in appraising an investment loan in the framework of the three ...
Appraisal of Working Capital Loans
The case describes how two farmers in a village seek crop loan from a branch of a nationalized bank. Information is provided on stock of capital, sale of farm produce, purchases of inputs and services, and generation and ...
Crop, Conservation, Creativity and Collaboration
Participatory plant breeding has attracted lot of attention in the recent past. However, most of the time, farmers’ involvement has been restricted to selections from the material generated by plant breeders as a part of ...
Indigenous Knowledge and Innovations for Managing Resources, Institutions and Technologies Sustainably: A Case of Agriculture, Medicinal Plants and Biotechnology
Communities living close to nature invariably evolve a language to understand and interpret the variations and discontinuities in nature. A flower of new colour, an unusually tall plant, an unseasonal germination or an ...
Process, People, Power and Conflict: Some Lessons from a Participatory Policy Process in Andhra Pradesh, India
A large body of empirical literature highlights the need for stakeholder participation within the context of policy change and democratic governance. This makes intuitive sense and may appear to be a straightforward process ...
Corporate Farming in India: Is it Must for Agricultural Development?
Indian agriculture is under policy reforms for some time now. One of the issues it faces is that of lack of viability of smaliholdings and lack of international competitiveness of its produce. In this regard, new initiatives ...
Catalysing Indian agriculture
This somewhat non-technical and brief paper synthesizes the literature on what to catalyse for the Strategy for agriculture and how to accomplish this strategy through public policies for government expenditure, reorganization ...