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Export of Agriculture Produce and Organic Farming in India

time  On 25 May 2018    user  Arpita Mukherjee



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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Need for Bridging a Gap Between Agriculture and Manufacturing Sector

time  On 25 May 2018    user  Jayshree Sengupta


Jayshree Sengupta is a Senior Fellow (Associate) working with Observer Research Foundation’s Economy and Development Programme. Her work focuses on the Indian economy and development, regional cooperation related to the SAARC, BRICS, ASEAN and EU groupings, social sectors like h...

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A Techie-Turned-Organic Farmer

time  On 25 Apr 2018    user  Venkat Iyer


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 exper...

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Dietary Diversity and Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture in India

time  On 24 Apr 2018    user  Nithya D J


Nithya D J is a Nutritionist at MSSRF with a doctorate degree in Food Science and Nutrition from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. She has worked as Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology and Agricultural Engineering College in the field of Food Pro...

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A Current Scenario of India’s Fight against “Undernourishment”: A Draconian Aspect

time  On 11 Apr 2018    user  Soumya Gupta


Soumya Gupta is a Research Economist with the TCI program. Her research interests lie at the intersections of food security, agriculture and maternal and child nutrition. She is currently associated with TCI’s TARINA project and is working on activities centered on ...

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Millets: Finding a Way into our Diet

time  On 23 Mar 2018    user  Latha Nagarajan


In the interview, it is said that declaring 2018 as Millets Year can increase the awareness among people to include millets in the diet. Government has to bring policies favouring millets. Here they give us some policy recommendations.

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Has Food Security Bill Reduced Malnutrition in India ?

time  On 29 Dec 2017    user  Rudra Narayan Mishra


Rudra Narayan Mishra, Asst Professor at Gujarat Institute of Development Research talks about National Food Security Act. Its implementation throughout country, problems in implementation. He also talks about how the coverage and implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme is less a...

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The Intergenerational Cycle of Malnutrition and Ill-health

time  On 22 Aug 2017    user  Anushree Shiroor


In the interview Anushree says that malnutrition in the early years and inter-generational cycle of malnutrition leads to adolescent malnutrition in India. Data related to adolescent malnutrition is lacking in India and there is a need to include them in nutrition surveillance. Awareness ...

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Organic Farming in India: Current Scenario and Future Prospects.

time  On 12 Jul 2017    user  Purvi Vyas


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....

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Dietary Transition: Implications for Nutrition

time  On 21 Feb 2017    user  Vani S. Kulkarni


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 ...

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Making Pulses Affordable in India

time  On 20 Jan 2017    user  Pramod Kumar Joshi


Pulses are considered to be a good source of proteins which can reduce malnutrition in India. There is a need to it affordable in the country. In the interview Dr Joshi points out the major reasons for the production of pulses to be stagnant and the policy recommendations for pulses sector.

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