KICS Manifesto
KICS Manifesto
State and Drought
State and Drought
Solar Feeder
Solar Agriculture Feeders: An Attractive Alternative compared to Solar Pumpsets in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
The approach of value-chain analysis, with its emphasis on power and governance in explaining the distribution of gains from trade, throws light on traditional \'trade policy\' questions such as the impact of protectionism and of preferences. In turn, trade analysis can pose questions for research on value chains that are not obvious when the focus is on production and marketing systems alone. This article highlights these overlaps and draws attention to further value-chain and tradepolicy analysis that is shown to be desirable.
Value Chains and Trade Policy : The Case of Agriculture
by Chris Stevens, IDS Bulletin, 01 January, 2001
Support for natural resource management , ensuring food security, creating marketable surplus and better income leading to livelihood improvement are the normal sequences of any development programme. Production technologies put together may increase production significantly.But, the ultimate objective of increased farm income may not be realized through production led approach alone. Absence of appropriate, viable and competitive marketing facilities often restricts small and marginal farmers in deriving maximum benefits from development efforts.
Producer Company - a new generationfarmers institution
by Yogesh Kumar Dwivedi and Arun R. Joshi, Leisa India, 01 March, 2007
Dinesh Nagar hardly has the look of a company executive. He is dressed in a modest shirt and trousers and tills his fields for a living. Yet, he is a key shareholder and the chairman of a company called Khujner Agriculture Producer Company (Private) Limited (KAPCL), registered under the Companies Act. \"Our company procures and grades the yield and markets it. It also trains farmers,\" says Nagar, with quiet pride.
MP farmers take corporate route to prosperity
by Prasad Nichenametla, The Business Standard, 05 October, 2007
Zameen Organic is a young Indian agribusiness company, owned and controlled by 6000 small and marginal farmers, specialised in fairtrade and organic products.Zameen (Hindi for Soil) adds value to farmers’ produce through processing and marketing, creating a profit that flows back to the owners of the company and their communities.The entrepreneur Describe your commitment and motivation for this company. *Development through trade, not aid is our motto. Consumers need to pay an honest price which allows producers to make an honest living.In Hindi: \"jho mainat karte hai, unko phaida milna chahiye\" In English: \"those who sweat should benefit\" We believe that in the global economy small farmers should get a chance to represent themselves directly (no NGO\'s, no middlemen). If ethical brands get to know the farmers intimately they can develop new ways of bringing consumers and farmers together which will help farmers find a long term secure market.
Zameen Organic: small farmers meet ethical brands
by Gijs Spoor, , 25 January, 2008