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Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms: Entangled Without Tether

R.S. Deshpande (Editor)
Synopsis This collection of 18 papers, presented at a workshop, held at the Center for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, focuses on the emergence of the contract farming in India and the problems that arise, particularly with regard to tenancy laws. Examining the concept and scope of contract farming, the contributors address a wide range of issues related to land tenancy, implications of contract farming on production, productivity, the crops grown, income level, land reform policies, the problems experienced and its over all impact on peasantry. The book will be useful for academicians, agricultural scientists, policy makers and aid agencies.
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About the author

R.S. Deshpande

R.S. Deshpande is currently Professor and Head of the agricultural Development and Rural Transformation (ADRT) Unit of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore. Beside 29 years of research and reaching experience, Professor Deshpande has served on various policy bodies of Government of India and Government of Karnataka, and has been consultant to several national and international organizations. Prof. Deshpande was one of the three coordinators for the Ministry of Agriculture sponsored 27-volume mega study State of the Indian Farmer: A Millennium Study published by Academic Foundation (2004). He co-authored two of the volumes under the Millennium Study, namely Vol. 9: Crops and Cultivation and Vol. 23: NGOs and Farmers’ Movements. Having several other books to his credit, he has published extensively on agricultural development. WTO and its impact on agriculture, droughts and drought mitigation, farmers’ movements, irrigation and watershed development. His current academic interests include: farmers suicides in India, droughts and natural disasters, WTO and its impact on agriculture, and watershed development. Prof. Deshpande is currently a member of the Karnataka Agricultural Prices Commission and an Expert Group on WTO and Agriculture under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.

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Title Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms: Entangled Without Tether
Format Hardcover
Date published: 10.11.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180695328
length xviii+266p., Tables