Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Policy & Institutions, Poverty Dynamics
Asia, India, Karnataka
Preparing for the ‘New Normal’ – Agriculture amid the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 pandemic, Livelihoods, Arun Balamatti, Government of Karnataka, Small and marginal farmers, Seed system, Food security, Nutrition security, Agricultural extension, Dry land agriculture, MGNREGS
ICRISAT Happenings 1853-7, 08 May 2020
COVID-19 continues to claim lives and disrupt livelihoods around the world. While strengthening immediate relief activities Arun Balamatti recommends a few priorities for the future to the government of Karnataka, specifically for irrigated and dry land areas. He outlines a three-pronged strategy for dry land areas – reducing migration of small and marginal farmers to urban areas, keeping them productively engaged in their villages, and strengthening the seed system in favour of food and nutrition security.