International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems

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Of late, farming community in India has been facing new challenges of food and nutrition security, human health and structural adjustment to comply with WTO stipulations on the one hand and sustainable environment on the other. The overuse of fertilizers and chemicals, and depleting water resources are essentially threatening the sustainability of Indian agriculture. The slow growth of agriculture sector mainly due to stagnation in productivity growth is a grave concern for policy-makers and development planners. The key challenge to India's agriculture in the 21st century in the wake of open global economy lies in designing, developing and managing agricultural systems that enable farmers to be efficient, equitable and sustainable in the bio-physical and socio-cultural environments. This book has deliberated on the key issues of sustainable agriculture in the context of emerging technologies, policies and institutions by promoting efficiency, equity and better management of natural resources. In the process, thoughts and experience of world-class leaders in agricultural education, research, extension, policy, agri-business and development in addressing the challenges confronting farmers have been documentedIn the year 2006-07 the state bought electricity worth Rs 3200 crore from outside sources and subsidy to agriculture exceed Rs ... amounted to over Rs. 5000 crore , which was accounted nowhere in the determination of minimum support price.

Title:International Conference on 21st Century Challenges to Sustainable Agri-Food Systems
Author: P. G. Chengappa, Nareppa Nagaraj, Ramesh Kanwar
Publisher:I. K. International Pvt Ltd - 2007-01-01

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