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Financial Schemes to Develop Rural India

Since winning the 2014 election, the NDA introduced several schemes to address various issues faced by farmers and the rural poor such as financial inclusion, micro-finance, crop insurance, rural electrification, area under irrigation, soil health, and rural employment. Read More →

SMARTer Farming

Last month we explored the inefficiencies caused by information asymmetry and surveyed some solutions that aim to reduce the market and financial risks faced by farmers. Advancements in technology, offering on time and real-time information, can mitigate the risks of information asymmetry.Read More →

Smarter Farming – Digitising Rural India

The agricultural sector is one of India’s most vulnerable; it’s subject to market and financial risks like monsoon, low productivity, slow rate of growth, insufficient investment levels, and information asymmetry. In one way the sector closely resembles a perfectly competitive market in that it sells homogenous products in which the farmer accepts the price determined by the market.Read More →

India’s Unsound Pricing Policies

Our previous post discussed the need to exercise restraint when applying pricing policies in agricultural markets. India’s current pricing policies have encouraged monocropping, dramatically increased food wastage, and indirectly damaged the environment.Read More →

India’s Pricing Policies for Agriculture

Achieving growth and equity is the intention of deploying price policies in agricultural markets. During times of distress, price policies influence and control price fluctuation and supply shocks as produce moves from farm to retail.Read More →

Investing in Progress

In our previous two posts, we examined agricultural policies that successfully promote growth (e.g. the US forestry and China fishing industries) and those that hamper growth. Governments across the world either provide or have provided subsidies to the farm sector. Read More →

The State of Agricultural Investments in India

Are current solutions creating more problems?

In our previous post, we explored the financial and technical investments governments need to make to develop their agricultural industries.Read More →

The Return on Agricultural Investments

Agricultural investment is widely recognised as one of the most important and effective strategies for economic growth and poverty reduction in rural areas where the majority ofRead More →

Following Trends in Agricultural Commodities over 2015-2024

In our last post, we looked at the impact of consumption, production, and price trends on agricultural commodities, based on the OECD-FAO reportRead More →

2015 – 2024 Outlook Trends for Agri-Commodity Markets

This post is drawn from a summary of an OECD-FAO report titled: “Agricultural Outlook 2015-2024”

In the past decade, the agri-commodities Read More →

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