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Oilseed Production in India

The Problems and Prospects

Authors: Sharma, Vijay Paul

  • Addresses oilseed production problems in India
  • Suggests ways to improve the country’s oilseed production and productivity
  • Discusses the major policy initiatives that have significantly impacted the development of the Indian oilseed sector
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About this book

This book analyses the performance and potential of India’s oilseed sector, identifies the major constraints facing the industry and suggests options for increasing the country’s oilseed production and productivity, taking into account the changing policy environment, increasing demand, slow growth in domestic production and rising imports.

India as the world’s largest producer of oilseeds, accounts for about 7-8 per cent of global vegetable oil production. However, the growth in domestic production has not kept pace with the growth in demand. Low yields and high production and market risks due to lack of irrigation facilities and effective risk management have been responsible for widening the demand-supply gap over the years, and the country now imports more than half of its oilseed for domestic consumption. The Technology Mission on Oilseeds (TMO), launched in the mid-1980s, helped achieve self-sufficiency in edible oil production through the spread of technology and the provision of market support.  However, increasing demand for edible oils necessitated imports in large quantities, leading to a substantial drain on foreign exchange.  Given the competing demands on agricultural land from various crops and enterprises, the production of oilseeds can be increased only if productivity is improved significantly and farmers receive remunerative prices and have assured market access. However, farmers face various constraints in oilseed production; several biotic, abiotic, technological, institutional and socio-economic constraints inhibit exploitation of the full yield potential of crops, which need to be addressed.

The book explores these issues using data collected from about 2,000 oilseed growers: 490 soybean farmers, 316 rapeseed-mustard growers, 470 groundnut farmers, 250 sesamum farmers and 470 sunflower growers from selected Indian states. It would be of immense use for scholars and policy makers alike who are working in this field.


About the authors

Prof. Sharma is currently Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. He was a Professor in Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) when this study was completed. He has held several important positions including Chairman, Centre for Management in Agriculture during 2005-2008 and 20102012 and Chairman, Post Graduate Programme (equivalent to MBA) in Food and Agribusiness Management (PGP-FABM) from 2002 to 2004 and 2013 to 2015 at IIMA. He was International Consultant to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during Oct. 2015 to Jan. 2016 and Advisor to USAID’s Economic Reforms Project in the Central Asian Countries in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2005.He has been a consultant to many national and international organisations in the agri-food and development sector and is a member/chairman of several national and state-level committees. His research and consulting interests focus on agricultural and food policies, international trade issues including the World Trade Organization (WTO), agribusiness competitiveness and strategic planning, pricing policy, subsidies, rural infrastructure, and food safety and quality issues. He teaches courses on agricultural and food policy, international trade and commodity trading.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sharma, Vijay Paul

    Pages 1-7

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  • Coverage, Sampling Design and Methodology

    Sharma, Vijay Paul

    Pages 9-16

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  • Overview of Oilseeds Sector: Current Status and Growth Behaviour

    Sharma, Vijay Paul

    Pages 17-54

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  • Performance of Soybean: Recent Trends, Prospects and Constraints

    Sharma, Vijay Paul

    Pages 55-79

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  • Performance of Rapeseed and Mustard: Recent Trends, Prospects and Constraints

    Sharma, Vijay Paul

    Pages 81-106

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Buy this book

eBook 91,62 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3717-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3716-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3894-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oilseed Production in India
Book Subtitle
The Problems and Prospects
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Centre for Management in Agriculture (CMA), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-3717-4
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-3717-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-3716-7
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3894-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 197
Number of Illustrations
36 b/w illustrations
Topics