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Agri-Business Potentials in India: Experiences From Hill States

 
Ram Singh (Editor) Dibakar Naik (Editor) S.M. Feroze (Editor)
Synopsis

This compendium of 48 papers, presented at a national seminar, held at the College of Post Graduate Studies, Central Agricultural University, Meghalaya, attempts to examine the agri-business potentials in India, with special reference to the North-East region. Taking a close look at the scenario of crop sector, it discusses at length the scope of diversification in horticulture, economics of integrated farming system, and production and marketing of paddy, maize, toria, chow-chow, fruits, pineapple, orange and rapeseeds.

It also deals with the cost cultivation of turmeric, marketing patterns of dairy products, development of rural institutions in dairy sector, production and marketing of fishery enterprise, economics and marketing of green leaf of tea, structure and conduct of important timber markets, problems and prospects of fruit and vegetable processing, and policy issues for sustainable growth of agriculture. A comparison of cost and returns in vegetable production makes part of the discussion as well.

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About the author

Ram Singh

Ram Singh is Professor of Entomology at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India. He did his Ph.D. from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, in 1985. He was awarded the European Commission Post-doctoral Fellowship (1991-1992) and FAO Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (1998) when he worked on various aspects of insect-plant interactions at the Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, United Kingdom. A Fellow of the royal Entomological Society, London, he is the recipient of University Gold Medal and Aspee Gold Medal, from HAU, Hisar. He has published more than 90 papers in national and international journals of Scientific repute, and presented his work at several international conferences in India, Netherlands, Scotland and United Kingdom.

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Bibliographic information

Title Agri-Business Potentials in India: Experiences From Hill States
Format Hardcover
Date published: 08.07.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789383252213
length xxxii+656p., Illustrations; 23cm.