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.
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
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.
The rise in food prices have been a catalyst for unrest throughout the Middle East. Laurie Garrett, CFR's senior fellow for global health, explains the impact of this spike and how governments are attempting to resolve the crisis.