Policy Research and Consulting

Learning Route For Developing A Vibrant Goat Sector In India

Following the conference on ‘Building A Vibrant Goat Sector in India: Vision 2030’, we organized the country’s first Learning Route in April 2018 which covered the latest developments in the goat sector in India. This included innovations in health service delivery, commercial farming, modern processing and developing institutions and marketing linkages. The key selected participants were national and international experts from IFAD HQ and country office along with the government…
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August 16, 2018 0

Nyotra – A Tradition of Community Lending

Tribal farmers in Southern Rajasthan, in districts of Banswara and Dungarpur have a traditional practice of collecting money from the community for a number of occasions. It could be for social occasions like celebrating marriages or childbirth, for meeting financial requirements in case of a death in the family or for meeting sudden medical emergencies. This practice is called a Nyotra. One must not confuse this with nyota, a commonly…
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August 6, 2018 0

Price Crashes in Agricultural Commodities: A Global Phenomenon

Commodity price fluctuations are more than just a demand-supply mismatch. While in India, the production is mostly unplanned, markets may or may not have the capacity to absorb all of the produce, leading to decline in price.  Farmers have been known to sow crops based on last season prices. More often than not, it leads to excess production and thus oversupply. The monsoon has played its part in bumper harvest…
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June 13, 2018 0

A Study of the Goat Value Chain In Banswara and Dungarpur, Rajasthan

The Rajasthan Socio Economic Development Project (RSED) in Banswara and Dungarpur, Rajasthan seeks to empower the community of farmers through developing a pro poor goat value chain among other broader objectives for poverty alleviation. Goat rearing is being widely practiced in the region and this study was undertaken to analyze the same in the two districts to put forth the potential to generate higher income through developing the goat enterprise…
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May 30, 2017 0