Innovation in Indian Agriculture: Ways Forward

Dec 4, 2014 - 02:00 pm UTC to Dec 5, 2014 - 10:00 pm UTC

This event is by invitation only

The Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, DC will convene a two-day international conference in New Delhi on December 4-5, 2014 to explore innovative ways of accelerating development in India’s agricultural sector through productivity growth, higher returns to farming, acceleration of poverty reduction, and the improvement of social and economic welfare in rural India.

The objectives of the conference are to (1) highlight research on the impacts of past reforms in Indian agriculture, structural changes in production, consumption and demand, resource degradation and climate change; and (2) analyse policy options for Indian agriculture going forward; and (3) draw on the theoretical and empirical evidence on agricultural development from other countries and regions.