System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition


Research and discussion about food security and nutrition are important as India is having the world's highest number of underweight children.


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  • Export of Agriculture Produce and Organic Farming in India

    user  Arpita Mukherjee
    time  On 01 May 2018   

    Arpita Mukherjee is a Professor at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). She has several years of experience in policy-oriented research, working closely with the government in India and policymakers in the European Commission and its member states, United States, Association of Southeast Asian Nations and in East Asian countries. She has conducted studies for international organizations such as Asian Development Bank (ADB), ADBI, ASEAN Secretariat, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO, UK), United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI), Italian Trade Commission, Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO). This interview primarily focuses on promotion of organic farming and export of food products in India. She has emphasized on food safety issues and suggested some measures for the same.

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  • A Techie-Turned-Organic Farmer

    user  Venkat Iyer
    time  On 01 Apr 2018   

    Venkat Iyer was living a fast-paced life in the IT world in Mumbai when he decided to stop and take a long, hard look at where he was headed. Disheartened by his stressful existence in the city, he decided to give it all up and take up organic farming in a small village near Mumbai. But it wasn’t easy. With no experience in agriculture, his journey was fraught with uncertainty. He soon went from negotiating tough clients, strict deadlines and traffic to looking forward to his first bumper crop of moong. As he battled erratic weather conditions and stubborn farm animals, he discovered a world with fresh air and organic food, one where he could lead a more wholesome existence. Recently, his book named “Moong over Microchips: Adventures of a Techie-Turned-Farmer” has been launched, in which he has mentioned all his experience and the adventure he has gone through while the transition was taking place in his life. In the interview with him, he shared his experiences in agriculture while highlighting certain points which are responsible making condition of farmer more stressful and difficult. He himself being an organic farmer mentioned the importance of organic farming.

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