Author:K.N. Bhatt & Pradeep Bhargava (Eds.)


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Agrarian Change and Small Farmers: Super Markets, Viability and Food Policy

By: K.N. Bhatt & Pradeep Bhargava (Eds.)

Price: $42.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2014

Seller ID: 701180

ISBN: 9789351250333

Condition: New

The book explores alternative ways of addressing issues concerning marginal and small farmers who cultivate 44 per cent of operated land in India and constitute 85 per cent of total holdings. Their numbers are on the rise as population increases and holdings get fragmented. At the national level, the output per hectare of the small farm is higher than the large farm, but it varies across States. The problems confronting small farmers are numerous: Imperfection in input and product markets; inadequate access to institutional credit; higher reliance on moneylenders; restricted reach to modern te... View more info