Agriculture: Expert Talk
May 30, 2016 05:55 PM Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that South Asia with its huge population load will be a driving force for global SDGs particularly from the point of poverty reduction and food security. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia:
Jul 16, 2015 07:15 PM
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[Agro-chemicals] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Jharkhand government] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
Apr 02, 2014 05:42 PM
Dr Bindu N Lohani, Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank, Philippines, spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [India] [DSDS 2014] [Sustainable Development] [South Asia]
Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM
Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Food safety] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Food insecurity] [Indian Farmers] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia]
May 25, 2013 05:00 AM
Wim Van Den Berg, Director of the Netherlands-based company, Van Amerongen CA Technology, said that Indian farmers would need to have better contacts with the market to raise their profits.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-technology] [India] [Agri-business] [Apple farmers]
May 20, 2013 03:15 PM Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary, Agriculture Ministry & Mission Director, National Horticulture Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that agricultural growth in India can be a proven route to faster eradication of hunger and poverty.
May 16, 2013 05:00 PM Laxmi Prakash Semwal, Chairman of Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), a Rishikesh-based NGO, believes that a business-driven model can not only empower marginalised farmers but can also promote sustainable socio-economic development. OneWorld South Asia speaks to the man behind the apple project in Uttarakhand. Excerpts from the interview.
May 16, 2013 04:00 PM
Stichting Het Groene Woudt (SHGW), a Dutch family foundation, promotes sustained economic development in rural areas of developing countries like India. Dipankar Borah representing SHGW in India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that consumers can enjoy better quality products if the farmers are assured of a price for their produce. Excerpts from the interview.
[Economic development] [Agriculture] [Farmers]
May 15, 2013 01:15 PM
Himalayan NGO, Shri Jagdamba Samiti (SJS), is engaged in the task of empowering small apple farmers in the North Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, by enabling them to move up the economic chain. Tarini, Manager, Inclusive Business Development, at SJS, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that innovative strategies can go a long way in bringing added value to the farmers. Excerpts from the interview.
[Uttarakhand] [Apple farmers] [Farmers]
Feb 19, 2013 12:30 PM
Renu Swarup, Advisor, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of a global conference held in New Delhi recently.
[Biodiversity] [Agriculture] [Climate Change] [India] [South Asia] [Agri-technology]
Feb 03, 2013 10:35 PM
The potential of the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), can be tapped to increase the adaptive capacities of communities to fight climate change, says Ilona Porsché, Project Director, GIZ, on the sidelines of a DSDS-2013 conference organised by The Energy and Resources Institute. Excerpts...
[Sustainable Agriculture] [Agriculture] [Climate change] [Sustainable Development] [India] [Indian Farmers] [South Asia] [DSDS 2013]
Oct 03, 2012 04:25 PM The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) has formed Vision-2015, a comprehensive plan through which it will bring about strategies that will help prevent climate change by reducing energy consumption, improve resource management and promote renewable energy resources. Managing director Dr US Awasthi shares with OneWorld South Asia how the company will translate its vision into reality. Excerpts from the interview.
Oct 03, 2012 09:00 AM Sustainable rural development through effective farm services has been the guiding principle at the Krishak Bharati Cooperative Ltd (KRIBHCO), a Rs 4,000 crore conglomerate. The initiative aims at enhancing the livelihood of communities in over 2,500 villages across eight states. Managing Director of KRIBHCO, BD Sinha shares with OneWorld South Asia's Rakesh Sood how KRIBHCO has been lending a helping hand to the Indian farmer.
"The question arises why are we continuously producing and procuring food stock, when we are not using it efficiently for the welfare of the poor?"
Oct 01, 2012 03:40 PM In an exclusive column for OneWorld South Asia, P K Joshi, Director- South Asia of the International Food Policy Research Institute, India; talks about how growing food stock and major mis-management in India has led to many problems, the most problematic being the poor going hungry despite surplus food stock. He asks for immediate action, especially in terms of a change in trade policy.
Oct 01, 2012 02:35 PM
A nation-wide study by the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology has come up with surprisingly low figures for food wastage for 46 agricultural produces in India. This contrasts with the 40 per cent figure being quoted for food wastage while arguing for FDI in retail.
[Food] [India] [Agriculture] [Food security] [South Asia]
Dec 17, 2011 12:05 AM
In an email-interview, author Inderjeet Singh Jaijee talks to OneWorld about his latest book, Debt and Death in Rural India, drawing from the research of his late daughter to uncover the not-so-popular story of farmers’ suicides in the affluent north Indian state of Punjab.
[Poverty] [South Asia] [India] [Agriculture]
Jan 29, 2011 12:05 AM
Leading agriculture columnist and food policy analyst, Devinder Sharma, talks to OneWorld South Asia about the pressing farm crisis, the next steps for MGNREGA and how he thinks rampant corruption has fuelled India's economic growth.
[NREGS] [Poverty] [Food security] [Corruption & transparency] [South Asia]