This year’s union budget indicates a seismic shift in Indian Government thinking on agriculture, viewing it as not just as a ‘survival’ industry, but as one that generates income and growth. But to take Indian agriculture out of the time warp it is in currently, the government must entice increased engagement from the private sector.
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President Mukherjee's first State visit to Israel from October 13-15, 2015 symbolizes the changing dynamics of India-Israel relations as well as is part of India’s wider re-engagement strategy viz. West Asia.
At the just-concluded African Union Summit in Ethiopia, speakers discussed the urgent need to focus on agriculture – which remains central to the African economies – by increasing investments and productivity. The summit was a time for reflection on the state of a sector that can transform the continent
The controversy surrounding the World Food Prize and the Food Sovereignty Prize over the use of genetically modified organisms lends itself to a one-dimensional narrative. There is an urgent need to look beyond this stalemate
This compendium of essays edited by Fantu Cheru and Renu Modi analyses the impact of Chinese, Indian and Brazilian investments in African agriculture.
Financial Express quoted Gateway House's Hari Seshasayee in their article on India's land acquisition mission in Latin American countries. He argued that the acquisition of agricultural land will impact the broader population of Latin America less than that of rural, agriculture-dependent Africa.
Durable food security and agricultural growth depend on development strategies with resilience built in from the start. Similarly, Africa needs to be pragmatic in dealing with its resources and environment, which can lead to sustainable agricultural development.
In this chapter of ‘Two Billion dreams’, Renu Modi highlights the potential for India's experiences to provide unique support for Africa in their shared pursuit of food security. India’s investment of capital, technology, and political institutions can have a transformational effect on its partner in development.
The U.S. is trying to develop Afghanistan by introducing a culture of consumerism into the country and transform its economy into a mechanised, fossil fuel based one. However, the Afghans’ century old labour-intensive methods may hold the key to sustainable development.
Despite India's ambitious plans and rapidly growing economy, it still has a long way to match up with China. The Financial Times report takes a closer look at India's upcoming trade policies.