Agricultural Diversification in India

Joshi, P K and Gulati, A and Birthal, P S (2007) Agricultural Diversification in India. In: Agricultural diversification and smallholders in South Asia. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 219-242. ISBN 8171885519

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The dietary mix and its flavour are changing fast on the plate of Indian consumers. For more than two decades, India has registered a growth rate of 5 to 6 per cent per annum in GDP. With declining growth rate in population, the per capita income has grown by about 3.5 per cent per annum over this long period. This sustained growth is shifting the consumption patterns in the economy, away from basic staples and inching towards high-value agricultural products such as fruits and vegetables, and dairy, poultry and fishery products. The interesting feature of this change is that it is happening in the lower income brackets.....

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Others > Agriculture-Farming, Production, Technology, Economics
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2013 14:21
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