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Agriculture Research in Post Green Revolution Era

My presentation at RARS, Lam, Guntur

Expert calls for paradigm shift in agriculture research

‘Undue emphasis being laid on genetically modified crops’ Sage advice:Center for Sustainable Agriculture Executive Director G.V. Ramanjaneyulu addressing a seminar at Regional Agricultural Research Station in Guntur on Friday.—Photo: T. Vijaya Kumar The Green Revolution in India was possible due to import of advanced technologies from developed countries, mainly the U.S., and a dominant role played by the government, which extended remarkable assistance to farmers in producing crops and selling them at remunerative price. In the post-Green Revolution scenario, India continued to adopt technologies that were best suited for large land holdings such as those in the U.S., where agriculture was heavily subsidised and the regulatory agencies played their role […]

Group. The Greed : Mega RevolutionFoundations, Agribusiness Muscle In On Public Goods

Big Agribusiness Influence Threatens to Override Public Interest in Greed Revolution A new 30-page report that documents the growing influence of agribusiness on the multilateral food system and the lack of transparency in research funding has been released today by the international civil society organization ETC Group. The Greed : Mega RevolutionFoundations, Agribusiness Muscle In On Public Goods presents three case studies – one involving the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and two involving CGIAR Centers (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) – which point to a dangerous trend that will worsen rather than solve the problem of global hunger. The report details the involvement of, among others, Nestlé, Heineken, Monsanto, the […]

Experts voice apprehension over food security : 100 yrs of paddy research and beyond

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2788316.ece?homepage=true&ref=wl_home COIMBATORE, JAN. 9: Government officials and ICAR experts today urged rice scientists to wake up to reality and ensure food security for all in the coming years. In a nutshell, the officials, while stating that the foodgrain production scenario looked comfortable at present, voiced apprehension about the future in view of the erratic weather patterns on the one hand and the need for meeting the demands from the rising population on the other. Mr V. Venkatachalam, Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, said that while there has been a four-fold increase in rice production from 1950 onwards, the challenge would be in […]

Parliamentary standing committee report on National Agriculture Research System

DEVELOPMENT OF ABIOTIC STRESS RESISTANT CROP VARIETIES AND DISSEMINATION OF PRODUCTION ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES –REVIEW OF R&D AND EXTENSION EFFORTS IN THE COUNTRY http://164.100.47.134/lsscommittee/Agriculture/Report%20Final.pdf

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