Crop improvement, Market Access and Value Chains, Development Pathways, Poverty Dynamics
Asia, India, Telangana
Does the smallholder farmer have access to quality inputs?
Capacity building, Smallholder farmers, Quality inputs, Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides, COVID-19, Warangal, Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee, Essential Commodities Act, Value chain, Public-Private Partnership, Farmer Producer Organisations,
University of Cambridge; University of East Anglia; Rothamsted Research; National Institute of Agricultural Botany; Department of Biotechnology, (Govt. of India); Punjab Agricultural University, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, National Institute of Plant Genome Research
Dr S Nedumaran
With the onset of kharif (monsoon) in the southern states of India, the majority of farmers have started procurement of inputs such as seeds, fertilizers and pesticides. Amidst COVID-19 induced disruptions in input production and distribution, the state governments are making efforts to ensure timely distribution of inputs to farmers. Based on recent field survey in Warangal rural district emerging issues around inputs are discussed with some solutions including make input products traceable, changes to India’s APMC and ECA acts and better monitoring of input value chain, among others.
Innovation systems for the Drylands, Systems Analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture