Agricultural production provides income employment and food at affordable prices as-well-as raw material for the processing industry and foreign exchange from exports. Creating a sustainable agricultural development path means improving the quality of life in rural areas, ensuring enough food for present and future generations and generating sufficient income for farmers.
The present book has been compiled from the work done by research scholars from different university and research institutes covering different dimensions of agricultural development, which has been categorized into four different themes. Theme I: Production and marketing system for income security of farm families. Theme II: Trend and growth in agricultural production. Theme III: Risks and instability in agriculture and Mitigative strategies and Theme IV: Institutional changes and public policies vis-à-vis agriculture sector.
This book will be very useful to the students, teachers and researchers of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and extension education.
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Theme I: Production and Marketing System for Income Security of Farm Families: 1. Production and trade performance of tomato export from India/Meenu Punia, V.P. Mehta, Parveen Kumar and J.K. Bhatia. 2. SWOT Analysis in irrigation and agricultural development in Kolhapur/M.S. Jadhav, N. Meena, H.R. Shinde and R.R. Surywanshi. 3. Production and marketing of flowers: the livelihood system in India/Pankaj Kumar Meghwal, N.J. Ardeshna and N.B. Jadav, Narender Kumar Meena. 4. Production of coconut in Raigad District of Maharashtra/S.S. Naik, A.N. Ratnaparkhe and Narender Kumar Meena. 5. Potato and tomato cultivation in Yamunanagar and Karnal District of Haryana: an economic analysis/Ajay Kumar, R.S. Pannu, Hari Singh and Devenra Kumar Verma. 6. Factors influencing household’s decision to diversity crop in Manipur: a tobit approach/Monika Aheibam, Ram Singh, S.M. Feroze, N. Uttam Singh, R.J. Singh and P. Punitha. 7. An economic analysis of production processing and marketing of coffee in Kodagu District of Karnataka/P. Thanuja, N.K. Singh, G.L. Meena and Hari Singh. 8. Economic viability of layer poultry farms in Navsari District of Gujarat/J.J. Makadia, R.T. Khatri, H.H. Mistry and Nikunj Kalola. 9. Economic analysis of Okra marketing in Gujarat/Amrutha Babu, Narendra Singh and D.J. Chaudhari. 10. Crop diversification in Haryana and factors affecting it/Sunita Jitender Kumar Bhatia, V.P. Mehta and Dalip Bishnoi….Theme II: Trend and growth in agricultural production. Theme III: Risks and Instability in agriculture and mitigative strategies. Theme IV: Institutional changes and public policies vis-à-vis agriculture sector.