Agriculture

Defining Public Policy: deepen understanding of true essence

Public policy aberrations are more discerning these days.  Some of these are evidence-based, but often these are unsubstantiated and ill-informed. The recent debate on agriculture policy that led to the repeal of farm laws, and data privacy protection due to interception of personal data through PEGASUS, etc., were observed across many countries. In Punjab, the …

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The Food Systems Perspective: Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) for India’s Agricultural Transformation

Climate change impacts on agriculture and vice versa are well established. Research suggests that even if emissions from all other sectors are completely halted, food systems emissions alone will make it difficult to reach the 1.5 or 2 degrees targets by 2100. Considering how interconnected the agriculture sector is with other sectors (water, energy, environment, health, etc.); socio-economic …

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Comparing Employment and the Incidence of Poverty in U.P. and Bangladesh

Bangladesh and U.P. are both one of the most populated regions globally. Other than population, there are other various parameters where they can be compared. In the given write-up, we have compared the unemployment and incidence of poverty between these two regions. Further, we have also tried to understand its implications.  Bangladesh: From the Bottomless …

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Green to EverGreen Revolution

“Green revolution has repercussion like overuse of pesticide. Now focus should be given on continuous improvement of productivity without harming ecology. That can be done through organic farming or green agriculture.” M. S. Swaminathan, Father of Green Revolution in India Introduction Sustainable agricultural practises in India dates back to nearly 4000 years and was a …

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India’s Trade Policy is Affecting Agricultural Trade

Recently, the final session of India’s seventh Trade Policy Review (TPR) concluded at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The TPR is an important mechanism under the WTO’s monitoring function in which member countries’ trade and related policies are examined with an aim to contribute towards improved adherence to WTO rules. India’s last TPR took place in 2015. Six …

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