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Agricultural Value Chains in India

Ensuring Competitiveness, Inclusiveness, Sustainability, Scalability, and Improved Finance

Editors: Gulati, Ashok, Ganguly, Kavery, Wardhan, Harsh (Eds.)

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  • Uses the holistic conceptual framework of CISS-F (Competitiveness, Inclusiveness, Sustainability, Scalability and access to Finance) to analyze and evaluate agricultural value chains
  • Identifies the drivers of change in terms of technology, institutions and markets
  • Contains a comprehensive coverage of a wide range of commodities, and wide spatial coverage with field data from 24 districts across 10 states
  • Presents specific challenges and policy recommendations as well as a broad futuristic direction to strengthen agricultural value chains
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This open access book provides a clear holistic conceptual framework of CISS-F (competitiveness, inclusiveness, sustainability, scalability and access to finance) to analyse the efficiency of value chains of high value agricultural commodities in India. It is based on the understanding that agriculture is an integrated system that connects farming with logistics, processing and marketing. Farmer’s welfare being central to any agricultural policy makes it very pertinent to study how a value chain works and can be strengthened further to realize this policy goal. This book adds value to the existing research by studying the value chains end-to-end across a wide spectrum of agricultural commodities with the holistic lens of CISS-F. It is not enough that a value chain is competitive but not inclusive or it is competitive and inclusive but not sustainable. The issue of scalability is very critical to achieve macro gains in terms of greater farmer outreach and sectoral growth. The research undertaken here brings out some very useful insights for policymaking in terms of what needs to be done better to steer the agricultural value chains towards being more competitive, inclusive, sustainable and scalable. The value chain specific research findings help draw very nuanced policy recommendations as well as present a big picture of the future direction of policy making in agriculture. 

About the authors

Ashok Gulati is the Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP), Government of India. He also served as the Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years. He is also currently on the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX). He has 15 books and several research papers on Indian and Asian agriculture to his credit. Dr Gulati is a prolific writer in leading media on agri-policies. He was honoured with "Padma Shri” award in 2015 by the President of India for his significant contribution in the area of agricultural economics and policymaking.

 

Kavery Ganguly is a Senior Research Fellow at Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). She began her career with International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and worked as Lead – Policy Advocacy and Research with CII-Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence. She also worked as an independent consultant on Political Economy of Food Price Policy, jointly led by Copenhagen University, Cornell University and UNU-WIDER. Kavery has been working in the area of agriculture and food policy research and advocacy for the past 17 years.She has contributed to research publications including book chapters, research reports, and peer reviewed papers.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural Value Chains in India
Book Subtitle
Ensuring Competitiveness, Inclusiveness, Sustainability, Scalability, and Improved Finance
Editors
  • Ashok Gulati
  • Kavery Ganguly
  • Harsh Wardhan
Series Title
India Studies in Business and Economics
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-334-268-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-33-4268-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-334-267-5
Series ISSN
2198-0012
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 210
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