Seeding Success through Innovation & Technology: Role of Innovations in Transforming Indian Agriculture

Sharma, K K and Mazumdar, S D and Karuppanchetty, S M and Aravazhi, S and Yaduraju, N T and Bhatnagar-Mathur, P and Tripathi, S M and Philroy, J and Palaniswamy, S and Nancy, D (2012) Seeding Success through Innovation & Technology: Role of Innovations in Transforming Indian Agriculture. In: Food 360°: International Conference-cum-Exhibition on Agribusiness and Food Processing, Nov 05-06, 2012, Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.

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Agriculture remains the most important sector for India, vital for ensuring its food and nutritional security. From an economic perspective, the sector provides livelihood means to over 58 percent of the nation’s population, while contributing 14 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by providing bulk of the wage goods required by non-agriculture sectors, and most of the raw materials for the industries. The Green Revolution and the transformation it brought about to this sector helped in easing poverty, and proved that agricultural development has a direct role in improving the livelihood of the people and the society. However, despite its importance, various indicators from the sector show that all is not well. Across the world, the challenges facing the sector are immense: declining natural resources, smaller landholdings and lesser area for cultivation, erratic monsoons, climate change crisis, energy crisis, loss of biodiversity, weak extension machinery, rising input costs, inadequate storage infrastructure, high post-harvest losses, and lack of access to markets. There is also an urgent need to promote the competitiveness of this sector and gearing up our agricultural systems including technological aspects so as to meet the pressures of consumer demand and international markets.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agribusiness, Food Processing, Agriculture, IMOD, India
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2021 08:59
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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