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How self-help groups enable households to cope with climatic shocks

Climate variability and extremes, combined with a lack of appropriate insurance devices, pose a risk to rain-fed agriculture and large populations in developing countries. This article examines how se...

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Farm bills: Design leaves much to be desired

Sukhpal Singh examines the potential implications of the farm bills in view of the existing mechanisms of agricultural marketing, and highlights certain design flaws.

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Farm Bills: Potential for positive outcomes

Siraj Hussain contends that while the farm bills may have medium- to long-term benefits for Indian agriculture, following parliamentary processes for their passage and efforts to build consensus would...

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Farm bills: First principles and the political economy of agricultural market regulation

Wrapping up the Symposium on farm bills, Mekhala Krishnamurthy and Shoumitro Chatterjee contend that regulatory reforms are an important but limited part of what must be both a more comprehensive and ...

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Farm Bills: Potential for positive outcomes

Siraj Hussain contends that while the farm bills may have medium- to long-term benefits for Indian agriculture, following parliamentary processes for their passage and efforts to build consensus would...

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Farm bills: Unlikely to bring transformative change

Sanjay Kaul discusses the benefits and drawbacks of the farm bills for all stakeholders – farmers, businesses, commission agents, and the government – and concludes that given the dynamics involve...

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Farm bills: Design leaves much to be desired

Sukhpal Singh examines the potential implications of the farm bills in view of the existing mechanisms of agricultural marketing, and highlights certain design flaws.

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Farm Bills: Liberalisation of agricultural marketing is necessary

Providing his perspective on the farm bills, Bharat Ramaswami contends that the liberalisation of agricultural marketing is the necessary direction – a view endorsed in the past across the political...

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Introduction to e-Symposium: Understanding the new farm bills

Would the farm bills help increase farmers’ incomes? Could farmers benefit from an expanded access to markets? Would they be more willing to engage in contracts with urban firms because of the bill ...

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How self-help groups enable households to cope with climatic shocks

Climate variability and extremes, combined with a lack of appropriate insurance devices, pose a risk to rain-fed agriculture and large populations in developing countries. This article examines how se...

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Food and agriculture during a pandemic: Managing the consequences

A critical fallout of the lockdown following the novel coronavirus pandemic has been a combination of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety for farmers and consumers alike as to what lies in store in th...

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Identifying the binding constraints of agricultural growth in Bihar

Out of the seven-year period set for doubling of farmers’ income by the government, four full agricultural years have already gone. This article identifies the binding constraints on farmers’ inco...

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Economic Survey 2019-20: How does it seek to address challenges of farm sector?

This year’s Economic Survey, the flagship document of the Ministry of Finance, was recently tabled in the Parliament at a time of economic slowdown and rural distress in India. In this post, Sudha N...

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India's farm crisis: Decades old and with deep roots

In this Perspectives piece, Prof. Himanshu argues that the crisis in Indian agriculture today is not a new one; it goes back many years. Therefore, the problems of farmers cannot be addressed by the b...

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IGC Panel Discussion: Financing growth and diversification of Bihar’s agriculture

In a panel discussion held at Patna, Bihar in December 2018, Anjan Mukherji (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Mekhala Krishnamurthy (Ashoka University), Avinash Kishore (International Food Policy Researc...

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