System of Promoting Appropriate National Dynamism
for Agriculture and Nutrition

Rural Women and Agriculture

Women play an important role in agriculture. As per the Food and Agriculture Organisation, women's contribution to Indian agriculture stands at about 32 per cent.

Women are involved in 48 per cent agriculture-related employment whereas 7.5 crore women are playing a significant role in milk production and livestock management.

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Expert Speak

  • Organic Farming in India: Current Scenario and Future Prospects.

    user  Purvi Vyas
    time  On 12 Jul 2017   

    Purvi Vyas is an organic farmer. She has a background in Environmental Management and a few years of experience in environmental education. It was the gap between what she was preaching as an environmentalist and practicing in her personal life that made her take up organic farming. Being in the farm made her realize, though she is equipped theoretically,lacked the skills or the understanding to implement the knowledge on ground. In this interview she talks about issues and challenges faced by organic farmers and measures that can be taken to tackle these issues. She also talks about policy measures that can be taken up to make organic farming more popular.

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  • Dietary Transition: Implications for Nutrition

    user  Vani S. Kulkarni
    time  On 21 Feb 2017   

    Dr Vani took up the studies of diet diversification as it was found that poverty reduced sharply but undernourishment did not. She is of the opinion that with growing urbanisation and changing lifestyles our food has become more fat based. Obesity and underweight have to be tackled fast as these can lead to non-communicable diseases. The increasing protein of young population should understand the importance of healthy eating and healthy life style.

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