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India is facing a critical situation for its agrarian future: MS Swaminathan 

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Contributed by

B.Muralidhar

Topics

Diversification, Feed and Fodder, Gender, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Postharvest management, Seed systems, Poverty Dynamics

Crops

Dryland cereals, Grain legumes

Systems

Livelihood Systems

Locations

Asia, India

Global Date

18/Apr/2020

Title

India is facing a critical situation for its agrarian future: MS Swaminathan

Keywords

India's agrarian policy, Climate change, Minimizing damage, Impact of pandemic, Post-harvest operations, Jobs and livelihoods, Techno scientific interventions, COVID-19 Pandemic, Agrarian India, M S Swaminathan, Critical Situation

Language

English

Author/Key contact

SMCO staff

Story Source

ICRISAT Happenings 1850-6, 18 April 2020

Type

Science

URL/Link

https://www.icrisat.org/india-is-facing-a-critical-situation-for-its-agrarian-future-ms-swaminathan/

Description

The National Policy for Farmers is a comprehensive one, covering both favourable and unfavourable situations, such as those expected in the era of climate change. There are detailed suggestions on anticipatory research and action. The present situation is partly due to global conditions. Nevertheless, there are ample pathways of minimizing damage. Education is particularly important in order to promote containment. My advice is to develop greater pride and confidence in our farmers and farming, based on how they converted a ‘ship to mouth’ existence into a legal ‘right to food’. Farmers and farming were given low prestige in the past. This situation should change and we should regard every farmer as a scientist.

Date (Date published/released/created if known)

18/Apr/2020

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