Agriculture

Agriculture Export Policy 2018

Agriculture Export Policy It is aimed at doubling agricultural exports and integrating Indian farmers and agricultural products with the global value chains. Its vision is to harness export potential of Indian agriculture, through suitable policy instruments and to make India global power in agriculture and raise farmers’ income. Objectives Double agricultural exports from present US$ …

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World Agriculture Prize

First World Agriculture Prize was five to Prof. M. S. Swaminathan Given by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture. The ICFA’s  World Agricultural Prize carries a cash component of $1,00,000 and will recognise individuals who have served humanity through agriculture. It will be an annual prize and would be presented to any individual or institution, …

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Infrastructure Development Fund (FAIDF)

FAIDF: To double farmers’ income by 2022 the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved creation of FAIDF recently. The proposal for creation of fund was made in budget 2018-19.   Salient features of the fund The main aim is to boost fish production to achieve the target of producing 15 million tonnes of …

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Organic Farming : Sikkim Case Study

Sikkim is first organic state in the world and all farmlands in the state are certified organic. State’s policy approach reaches beyond organic production and has proven transformational for its citizens. It primarily focuses socioeconomic aspects such as consumption and market expansion, cultural aspects as well as health, education, rural development and sustainable tourism. The …

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M.S. Swaminathan Commission (Agriculture)

Commission: The government of India constituted the National Commission on Farmers (NCF) on November 18, 2004. The NCF was chaired by Professor M.S. Swaminathan. It submitted five reports to the government. The reports had suggestions for “faster and more inclusive growth” for farmers as was envisaged in the Planning Commission’s Approach to 11th Five Year …

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Millets

Millets: Millet is common term to categorize small-seeded grasses that are often termed nutri-cereals or dryland-cereals. It mainly includes sorghum, ragi, pearl millet, small millet, proso millet, foxtail millet, barnyard millet, kodo millet etc. They are adapted to harsh environment of semi-arid tropics. They require low or no purchased inputs, thus they are backbone for dry land agriculture.   …

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