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Risks in Agriculture


Risks in Agriculture

Farmers' Perspective
SpringerBriefs in Economics

von: Alka Parikh

51,16 €

Verlag: Springer
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 12.10.2017
ISBN/EAN: 9789811062711
Sprache: englisch

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This book examines the risks involved in agriculture from the farmer’s perspective. It investigates the issues that concern farmers the most like why farmers are not increasing the acreage allotted to pulses despite major increases in the price. Primarily based on focused group discussions (FGDs) and individual interviews, it also analyzes the productivity levels for 18 crops using data from eleven districts in several Indian states.The main risks that farmers face can be divided into two categories—production risks and price risks – and fluctuations in either one can lead to uncertainty in terms of revenues, and at times to considerable losses. The book demonstrates that agricultural productivity, especially in India’s semi-arid tropics, leaves much to be desired when compared with other nations. It offers a unique and valuable resource, not only for agriculture economics researchers and all those interested in agriculture, but also anyone seeking to understand current trends in acreage for various crops, fluctuating production levels for different crops, price fluctuations, and farmers’ views on allotting acreage and crop insurance.
Introduction.- Sample Design.- Fluctuations in Production and Price: Analysis of district level data.- Findings from the Field.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- References.
Alka Parikh is a Professor of Development Economics at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology. She holds a PhD from Cornell University, USA, and has collaborated extensively with working groups of the Planning Commission for the 11th and 12th Five Year Plans. She is on the board of two NGOs, Utthan and Uplift India, and is also on the governing board of the Centre for Social Studies, Surat. Further, she serves on the advisory committee of the Small Grants Program, United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Throughout her career, Prof Parikh has worked with NGOs, the corporate sector and academic sector to contribute to the field of development studies.
Examines the main risks that farmers face and investigates farmers’ views on crop insurance or being protected by a minimum support price Analyzes acreage and productivity for 18 crops across eleven districts Presents the realities and risks associated with agriculture, offering vital insights for researchers and policymakers
Examines the main risks that farmers face and investigates farmers’ views on crop insurance or being protected by a minimum support price Analyzes acreage and productivity for 18 crops across eleven districts Presents the realities and risks associated with agriculture, offering vital insights for researchers and policymakers

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