Landscaping the Field of Agriculture in India

Oct 10, 2018


Key Questions

  • What are the different oranisations observing agriculture in India?
  • What are the effects of climate change on agriculture?
  • What is the gender gap in agriculture and what are their effects?
  • What is the translation of India’s economic growth on the population’s nutritional requirements?

Agriculture makes 15.4% of India’s GDP. It employs 45% of people in traditional farming and modern agriculture methods and its contribution towards the betterment of the Indian economy is declining due to various reasons.

Rising climate changes are leading to low crop yields across the world. Despite a drop in hunger rates, India’s economic growth has not translated to better food availability or better nutrition. A common cause for both the problems has been low profitability from agriculture and a prevailing gender gap in farming which results in unavailability of resources towards women farmers who make 70% of the farming population.

The idea of this report is to highlight organisations and individuals working/researching in the above mentioned fields of agriculture. The accompanying matrix with this report specifically breaks down the fields of work of these organisations.

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  • India has a varied agricultural landscape in terms of geo-ecological fragile zones thus climate change has different effects on different land types.
  • There is great uncertainty with the effects of Climate Change.
  • There’s a disconnect between nutrition and agriculture in India. Beyond macronutrient and protein deficiency, a micronutrient deficiency especially in Iron and Zinc is prevalent.
  • Most organizations are working towards empowering women to improve their social and economic inequality status since this is a major cause of low agricultural productivity.