Horticulture - Hoisting Farm IncomesAug  2015





India is endowed with a remarkably heterogeneous area characterized by a great diversity of agro climatic zones, allowing for production of a variety of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, plantation crops, root and tuber crops, and medicinal and aromatic crops.



Ensuring Safe and Sustainable AgricultureJuly 2015





Pesticide industry has come a long distance since the establishment of a plant for the production of BHC near Calcutta in 1952. Today India is the second largest manufacturer of pesticides in Asia after China and ranks twelfth globally. The crop protection market has experienced strong growth in the past and is expected to grow further.





Livestock – Living up the ExpectationsJune 2015





India has the distinction of hosting the largest livestock population in the world.For the last few
decades, both the crop and livestock sectors have been growing satisfactorily, however, the latter
has grown faster and impressively.




India’s Evolving Seed BusinessMay 2015





India has a vibrant seed market. Over the years, the seed industry has evolved side by side with Indian agriculture. From the practice of saving seeds from the previous crop, Indian farmers have come a long way.



Food Processing Sector can transform Rural IndiaApril 2015





The food processing sector forms an important segment of the Indian economy in terms of contribution to GDP, employment and investment, and is a major driver in the country’s growth in the near future. This industry contributes as much as 9-10 per cent of GDP in agriculture and manufacturing sector.



Debt – Farmers’ Companion March 2015





Agricultural productivity depends a lot on access to credit. So does the welfare of the farmers. Although there are enough statistics to prove that the flow of credit to agricultural sector has been improving, unfortunately the same could not be said about farmers



Agricultural Marketing Beckons Reforms Feb 2015





The Indian scene of marketing is highly regulated. The current system of organised marketing of agricultural commodities has been promoted through a network of regulated markets. Most state governments and UT administrations have enacted legislations to provide for the regulation of agricultural produce markets. The purpose of state regulation of agricultural markets was to protect farmers from the exploitation of intermediaries and traders and also to ensure better prices and timely payment for their produce.




2014 Laid Foundation for the Future jan 2015





Last year was a definitive year especially for the whole of India. It saw the rise and fall of political clout of national parties, unprecedented victories and a sudden rise in the optimism among the electorate. The general elections were definitely the highlight of the year.