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Fisheries trade: Making ‘small’ the next ‘big’!

Sustainable small-scale fisheries could be a major step towards attaining self-sufficiency and sustainability for India's marine products sector. However, given the buy low-sell high dynamics of the s...

Prof. Kushankur Dey
Electronic trading of farm produce could take off in a big way

Prof. Kushankur Dey, IIM Lucknow, feels that institutionalising of electronic trading and transaction of farm produce is a welcome move. The electronic National Agriculture Market (eNAM) should play a...

Shrimp industry
Shrimp industry: A chance at redemption?

Faced with stringent timelines for its summer production cycle, the Indian shrimp industry was severely impacted by the lockdowns in the initial months of the pandemic. However, the industry has the o...

Prof Kriti Bardhan Gupta
Corporatisation of agriculture is not always bad

Corporatisation of agriculture win-win solution for farmers, business people as well as consumers. It will bring more value addition....

Prof Brajesh Jha
The farm bill does not speak about MSP of the commodity

The MSP of crops has been an important signal to farmers for their land allocation. In the present situation, this also provides price assurance to farmers....

Prof. Nilabja Ghosh
Farm reforms could establish stronger links between agriculture & industries

If the Acts are correctly implemented, agriculture will become a larger and vibrant sector with stronger linkages with industries to which it will supply inputs for value addition and in turn the food...

Basanta K Sahu, farm reforms TPCI
New farm reforms: Managing Agriculture as a ‘way of life’ beyond MSP & APMC

Dr. Basanta K Sahu, IIFT, believes that the recently passed farm bills have the right intent. But considering the constraints, nature and structure of farming and functioning of agriculture markets in...

Digital Agriculture
Digital agriculture: Taking the guesswork out of farming

Digital agriculture is acclaimed as a viable solution to ensure that rural agrarian communities secure their livelihoods. However, it  should be seen as a supplement to other interventions like inves...

Prof. Vijay Laxmi Pandey
India needs alternative means to ensure food security

Prof. Vijay Laxmi Pandey, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, argues that MSP's effectiveness is observed only in a few states and for a few food crops, like rice, wheat and now pulses. A...

Farm products storage
Government should encourage contracts by groups of farmers

Prof. C. S. C. Sekhar, Institute of Economic Growth agrees that as contract farming ordinance comes into play, a single small farmer will always be at a disadvantage vis-à-vis a large buyer. The gove...

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