Institutional Partnerships and Policy Process to Boost Productivity of Rainfed Agriculture in Karnataka, India : A Case Study of Bhoochetana

Raju, K V and Wani, S P and Anantha, K H (2017) Institutional Partnerships and Policy Process to Boost Productivity of Rainfed Agriculture in Karnataka, India : A Case Study of Bhoochetana. In: Vicissitudes of Agriculture in the Fast Growing Indian Economy: Challenges, Strategies and the Way Forward. Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp. 313-341. ISBN 9789332703360

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The vast majority of farmers in the developing world are smallholders. An estimated 85 per cent o f them farm less than 2 hectares (World Bank, 2008). Moreover, 75 per cent of poor people live in rural areas, of which 2.1 billion survive on less than $2 a day and 880 million on less than $1 a day. Most of them depend on agriculture for their livelihoods (World Bank, 2009). Thus, promoting integrated sustainable agriculture farming systems to meet food and nutrition needs is imperative for meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015 (United Nations, 1995). This requires complementary knowledge from formal agricultural R8cD (research and development) and support from policies and other institutions. Therefore, in order to accelerate sustainable agricultural development, it is essential to link formal and informal knowledge and innovation. Innovations need to involve technologies, organisations, institutions or policies for significant improvement in performance...

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rainfed Agriculture, Karnataka, India, Case Study, Bhoochetana, Agricultural Growth, Institutional Partnership, Agricultural Sector
Subjects: Others > Agriculture
Others > Bhoochetana
Others > Rainfed Agriculture
Others > Karnataka
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2017 09:32
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 11:11
Acknowledgement: This edited volume was one of the significant activities planned and organised as part of the Platinum Jubilee (2015) Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE). Comprising 28 chapters including the Introduction, it presents scholarly works describing the vicissitudes and structural crisis which Indian agriculture is subject to in recent times and likely to encounter in the future-both in the short and the long run. The chapters are categorised into six broad development issues, namely, (i) structural transformation of agricultural sector, (ii) issues related to agricultural growth, (iii) agricultural policy and institutions, (iv) food security issues, (v) agricultural markets and prices, and (vi) natural resource management for agriculture. The array of topics covered in the volume would be found very useful by the researchers, students, teachers, scholars, policy makers besides other stakeholders in Indian agriculture.
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