To be more specific, agriculture in Nepal provides livelihood to more than 70% of the total working population and contributes more than 33.5% of the GDP. This reflects that in the present context of Nepalese economy, no other economic sector deserves as much attention as agriculture does (Kharel.et.al, 2010). Agriculture including farming, forestry and livestock is the main source of employment, livelihood and income generation of people of rural areas of Nepal. The annual growth rate of the agricultural sector has gradually increased from
RURAL CRUSADERS Submitted By: Team Vistara SBM, NMIMS Mumbai Executive Summary I. Industry Overview Increasing demand of food grains & declining farmlands in India have increased pressure on farm yield improvement and reduction in crop losses due to pest attacks. India is the fourth largest producer of agrochemicals globally, after United States, China and Japan. Indian crop protection market is $4.5bn in FY14 with exports constituting about 60% of the market. The crop protection market has experienced strong growth in the past and is expected to grow further at approximate 12% p.a.
Rice has become the most important crop worldwide affecting one’s food security, livelihood, and country’s economy. In Asia, for instance, above two billion Asians are depending on rice and rice products as their main source of energy. Rice production is the world’s primary source of livelihood. Households from Africa, Asia, and America engage in rice production as their employment and source of income. Like in any countries in the world, rice production also plays important roles in the Philippines.
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION India is the largest producer of cotton in the world accounting for about 25% of the world cotton production and having the largest area under cotton cultivation, around 25% of the total world area under cotton. With the introduction of Bt cotton the factor productivity growth has increased and India has shown remarkably good results which can be seen in the table below. India has shown a 3.3% growth in its total factor productivity after adopting Bt seeds which is almost same as the growth in USA and South Africa. COUNTRIES % GROWTH IN TFP USA 3.1 CHINA 9.5 INDIA 3.3
Food Processing in India Introduction Food processing industry in India is a sunrise sector that has gained prominence in the recent years. India is the second largest producer of food after China in the world, it has the potential of being the major in food and agricultural sector. Food processing industry is one of the biggest industry is India. Food and food products are the highest consumption category in India, with spending on food accounting for nearly 21% of India’s GDP and market size of $181 billion. The Indian domestic food market is anticipated to grow by $344 billion by 2025.
Urban Agriculture The world population is increasing at a rapid rate, currently at 7.2 billion and according to the UN, the population is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050. Population growth means increasing food demand, reduction in agricultural land and various environmental implications. Urbanization is also growing at a rapid rate, especially in the developing world. Coupling urbanization and population growth, world food demand and need increases and that’s where Urban Agriculture comes in. Urban Agriculture is defined as ‘the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through intensive plant cultivation and animal husbandry in and around cities’ (Urban Agriculture
In Sri Lanka, floriculture was first introduced in 1970.In 2012, Sri Lanka reached the world ranking of the 52ndposition. Export earnings of Sri Lanka from floriculture industry in 2010 were US$. 11.7 Million. The positive growth of the Sri Lankan export during the period 2006-2010 was 3% and Sri Lankan share in the world market in 2010 was 0.1%. Production of potted plants and cut foliage is much higher than the production of cut flowers.
Agriculture reforms were announced along with the investment in infrastructure & requisite machinery in this sector. This resulted in ‘Green Revolution’ in India. Green revolution started in 1960’s which facilitated India to escalate its food production with the introduction of high yielding crop varieties & contemporary farming practices & techniques. It was a remarkable achievement in our nation & it turned out to be an example for many developing countries. It over flooded the storerooms of the country & from begging bowl to food surplus state, history was created.
Introduction: According to the World Bank, the second most populous country in the world is India. By adding One Hundred and Eighty One Million people in the last decade, it is now a home for the 17% of World Population. Inspite of rapid urbanization and with an urban population growth of 2.33%, Indian is still predominated by Rural Population with 66.86%. Rural India has its unique identity across the world as it possesses a social and cultural uniform organization and structure. For the development of any nation it is important that its policies and programs affect the grass root and the larger chunk of population and rural population of India fits these criteria’s.
and low literacy rate of rural population but today it is the strongest tool of ICT which the hole world is enjoying for the development process. According to internetworldstat. com there are about 1.9 billion internet user across the world comprising about 29% of the world population . The figure shows a scope for higher internet penetration as more people in developing countries are embracing this technology. The past decades has seen an almost 500% increase in the number of web user.