Category: Agribusiness

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Food Processing Industry in India 2015

Harnessing the Potential of the Food Processing Industry in India The Food Processing Industry in India has the potential to contribute to the country’s agricultural growth and employment, alleviate rural poverty, guarantee food and nutritional security and contain food inflation. Policy intervention and programs sharply focused on developing the food processing industry in India with a 10 […]

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Sustainable Food Systems for Food security and Nutrition in India

October 16th 2014 is the World Food Day which is observed every year in more than 150 countries. This year the theme for the day is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” to highlight and create awareness of the problem of hunger worldwide, seek solutions to food security problem, call for changes to our agriculture […]

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2014 The International Year of Family Farming

By  Dr Amrit Patel India Can Capitalize Opportunity to Make FFs Food-secure The year 2014 being declared as the International Year of Family Farming [IYFF] by the FAO of the United Nations and it presents immense opportunities to India to make family farms food secure. It is time now to view Family Farmers (FFs) as part […]

agricultural credit india 2014

Issues facing Agricultural Credit in India 

Dr Amrit Patel Dr Amrit R. Patel is the Retired Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda, Mumbai, he can be contacted by email at Agricultural Credit in India Credit is a catalyst that lubricates the process to accelerate the farm and non-farm sector development including rural industrialization, business and service segments of the economy. […]

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Manifesto for Agricultural Sector in India 2014 : Agenda for Future

B. Yerram Raju The Author is Member, Board of Governors, Farm And Rural Science Foundation. This document has been prepared for the FRSF, Hyderabad. He can be contacted by email at ‘If farming fails nothing else succeeds in this country.’ Manifesto for Indian Agricultural Sector 2014 Economic growth of this predominantly agrarian country depends […]

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National Food Security Bill 2013

Improving Food Productivity & Food Management Efficiency Dr Amrit Patel The poor need the food most. However, inadequate resources severely constrain the demand for food. The poor have now to spend more than before, out of their limited resources, on health, children’s education, transport and fuel. Lack of nutritious and balanced food directly impairs their […]

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Irrigation in India – Focus on some serious issues

By Dr Amrit Patel Water scenario is now fast changing as a result of increasing population, rising demand for irrigation in India to raise high-yielding varieties of crops, rapid urbanization and industrialization, electricity generation, impact of global warming and erratic rainfall. Water for Life Decade [2005-15] and the annual World Water Day being held on […]

agricultural credit india 2014

Financing agriculture by private sector banks in India

By Dr Amrit Patel The Government of India and Reserve Bank of India [RBI], acknowledging the significance of the role of formal credit for agricultural development and growth, initiated policy to progressively institutionalize agricultural credit system and expand it beyond cooperative credit structure by nationalizing private banks in 1969, establishing regional rural banks in 1975 […]