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Corn seeds Industry Overview & NSL growth

The Indian hybrid corn seed market has grown tremendously and it has earned a revenue of more than INR 1000 crores. A huge opportunity for corn seed exists due to the increasing demand year after year. Poultry companies are the single largest consumer of hybrid corn (50%), followed by the starch industry (12%) and the cattle feed industry (12%). Last year, the demand from the poultry sector and livestock was 17 million tonnes, whereas the production was 16 million tonnes. The demand-supply gap could be met through the use of jowar, bajra, and broken rice. Due to hybridization and a …

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Seed Industry: The future to embrace

I am writing this article on the future of the seed industry in India with a great sense of hope and optimism. With a population of 1.2 billion, we contribute to almost 20% of the world’s population with a growth rate that would soon lead us to become 1.8 billion strong by 2050. This leaves us with almost 60 billion more mouths to feed with the existing resources of land and water within the span of a mere 3 decades. But, a greater cause of worry is that we can no longer take our depleting natural resources for granted as …

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Agronomic Innovations – Assuring the well-being of rural India

Global agricultural production needs to increase substantially in order to assuage the hunger, cope up with national food insecurities, and meet the needs of a world population projected to exceed 9 billion in 2050. It is estimated that the major share of this increase will come from developing countries. An expected 50% growth in world population during the 21st century, demands new and innovative integration of advanced technologies and low input production systems based on soil and plant biology. Through the development of superior plant varieties that benefit from high agrochemical inputs and irrigation, the agricultural green revolution will be …

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Public Private Partnerships – Accelerating Agricultural Development

Public Private Partnerships are a popular type of collaboration in many sectors of the economy around the world. These partnerships may vary in nature and scope. They are not limited to bilateral collaboration between government agency and a private corporation. PPP’s especially for sustainable agricultural development can also include multi-partner structures that bring together private companies with entities such as non-governmental organizations (NGO), university research institutes and foundations. As the world’s third largest producer of agricultural crops, India needs to take steps to improve productivity in agriculture. The Government should encourage better agronomic practices, create the right commercial, technical and …

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Indian Agriculture – Cotton Cultivation Way Forward

Global agricultural production needs to increase substantially in order to assuage thehunger, cope up with national food insecurities, and meet the needs of a world population projected to exceed 9 billion in 2050.It is estimated that the major share of this increase will come from developing countries. An expected 50% growth in world population during the 21st century, demands new and innovative integration of advanced technologies and low input production systems based on soil and plant biology. Through the development of superior plant varieties that benefit from high agrochemical inputs and irrigation,the agricultural green revolution will be able to achieve …

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Farmers Field University

Indian agriculture is vital to Indian economy. Though its contribution is only 15% of GDP yet its impact is on 55% of Indian population. It is estimated that a family engaged in agricultural activity gets 1/8 of the family engaged in non agricultural activity. Even if the non agriculture income is added to the agriculture income of a rural family, the rural family gets 1/4 of its urban counterpart. The growth of urban income is 8% where as the growth of rural income is merely by 3-4%. It implies the urban-rural divide will keep on increasing unless serious efforts are …

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Indian farmer’s phase of entrepreneurship

While there have been consistent reports of farmers committing suicides in several parts of the country – primarily because of their inability to pay debts for high end farming resources, there is also the emerging facet of the Indian farmers this time around. Interestingly, many farmers are breaking away from their bondage with the society as mere suppliers and now are becoming their own masters – in terms of adopting farmer-entrepreneurship. On one hand there has been a growing initiative on the part of institutes like IARI (Indian Agricultural Research Institute, also called Pusa Institute) that has led the farmers …

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