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Crisis and diversification in Punjab agriculture : role of state and agribusiness
The farming crisis in post-green revolution Punjab has assumed serious proportions, manifested in suicides by a large number of farmers. This paper examines the nature and magnitude of crisis in the farm sector in the ...
Grassroots innovations for survival
Although participation is much discussed, poor people rarely get the opportunity to develop their own agenda and vision or set terms for the involvement of outsiders. The entire participatory paradigm illustrates that ...
Agriculture insurance in India: scope for participation of private insurers?
Government-run crop yield insurance scheme, procurement at minimum support prices and calamity relief funds are the major instruments being used to protect the Indian farmer from agricultural variability. The proposed ...
Contract farming system in Thailand
Thailand is one of the pioneers in contract farming in Asia. The Thai state has actively promoted this mechanism of agricultural production and marketing coordination since the mid-1980s. This paper examines the nature ...
Towards institutionalizing sustainable agriculture in India as a response to climate change: preparations needed for COP15
(Agricultural Situation in India, 2009-01-28)
Agricultural activities are considered to simultaneously contribute to and suffer from the process of climatic change. Existing literature suggests the effects on both counts to be much higher in developing countries than ...
Small farmers: an endangered species
The average size of farm holdings in India was 1.57 hectares in 1990-91. Nearly 60 per cent of them constituting 63 million farming families owned less than one hectare of land. Another 20 million families owned less than ...