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Policymakers still talk of ‘food security’, it’s time to plan for ‘nutritional self-reliance’

Imagine, while constructing a multi-storey building the contractors discover the building foundation has begun to sink. It is scary, but...

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Ordinances on agriculture show unwise haste, may do harm along with good

Just as all ordinances aren’t reforms, all reforms aren’t the “1991 moment” for agriculture. The ordinances announced recently to facilitate...

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Stimulus is less than what it appears to be, govt must do more for farmers

April is upon us; the Indian summer will soon sear the land and wheat harvest will commence in full measure...

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Unedited version of the article published in Economic Times

In the last quarter of 2019 things seemed to be looking up for the Indian farmer as food prices were...

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Unedited Indian Express article published 24 April 2020

This month, Henry Kissinger wrote, “Nations cohere and flourish on the belief that their institutions can foresee calamity, arrest its...

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Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

Those in power may not yet be accepting blame for the barrage of negative news on the state of the...

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Expanding the Paradigms of Farm Sector Advocacy

Nowhere does the phrase missing the woods for the trees apply more than to facets of Indian farming; the big...

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Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21

Ref. No.: BKS/AFM-3/2019/12/92 Date: 17th December, 2019 Dear Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji, Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21...

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Farmer unions need to expand the scope of their advocacy

Every day, a gold miner in Russia leaves a mine with a wheelbarrow full of sand. Every day, the guard...

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