Rao, P. Parthasarathy; Birthal, Pratap Singh; Joshi, P. K.; Kar, D.
Indian agriculture is diversifying during the last two decades towards High-Value Commodities (HVCs) i.e., fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, and fish products. The pace has been accelerated during the decade of 1990s. HVCs account for a large share...
Birthal, Pratap Singh; Joshi, P. K.; Gulati, Ashok
"Rising per capita income, urbanization and globalization are changing the consumption basket in the developing countries towards high-value commodities (like fruits & vegetables, milk, meat, poultry, fish, etc.). This paper explores how...
Joshi, P. K.; Gulati, Ashok; Birthal, Pratap Singh; Tewari, Laxmi
The South Asian countries are gradually diversifying with some inter-country variation in favor of high value commodities, namely fruits, vegetables, livestock and fisheries. Agricultural diversification is strongly influenced by price policy,...
Birthal, Pratap Singh; Joshi, P. K.; Roy, Devesh; Thorat, Amit
Agricultural diversification towards high-value crops can potentially increase farm incomes, especially in a country like India where demand for high-value food products has been increasing more quickly than that for staple crops. Indian...
Ramaswami, Bharat; Birthal, Pratap Singh; Joshi, P. K.
This paper is an empirical analysis of the gains from contract farming in the case of poultry production in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The paper finds that contract production is more efficient than noncontract production. The...
Joshi, P. K.; Birthal, Pratap Singh; Minot, Nicholas
This study examines the sources of crop income growth in Indian agriculture over the 1980s and 1990s. Using a method developed by Minot (2003), the analysis decomposes crop income growth into the contribution of yield increases, area expansion,...
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