Indian agriculture has faced transformational changes since the independence and journey has been remarkable from being a food deficit country to the food surplus and one of the exports for major commodities across the globe. This journey encompasses the institutional networking, stakeholders' integration and smooth policy framework. This transformation of agriculture into the upliftment of rural economy is also noteworthy. Agricultural growth in the form of agribusiness and relating it with the rural development across the nation is presented in the book through various sub-topics. Readers will get an understanding of the structural changes happened across these domains in novel forces like climate change, sustainable agriculture, rural entrepreneurship, food security, Farmer Producer Organizations and various marketing interventions. The growth of Indian agriculture is predicted towards the paradigms of entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture and climate smart agriculture; therefore, the scope of these themes is discussed in decent length towards developing agriculture and thus rural development. Various issues and possibilities associated with these topics have been centralized in the book and would provide a deep insight among the readers from academic as well as practice point of view. Stakeholders at industry, policy level would also find it valuable as it encompassing the major attention linked with the agricultural and rural development sector.
Dr. Tulika Kumari is Assistant Professor (Agricultural Economics) in Department of Agricultural Economics, RPCAU, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. She did her Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal. She has completed her M.Sc. (Ag) from IAS, BHU, Varanasi and B.Sc. (Ag) from IGKV, Raipur. She has about 3.6 years of teaching experience of PG and Ph.D. courses of Agricultural Economics & Agri-business Management and research experience in the field of production economics. Her specialisation is in the area of production economics. She has more than 30 publications including research paper, popular article, book chapter, and book.
Dr. Mohit Sharma, Assistant Professor at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Bihar has worked on ‘Impact of Good Agricultural Practices towards Mango Exports from India’ as part of his doctoral research. He has more than 4 years experience in teaching to Post Graduates at Central Universities of India and research engagement with NABARD, DBT funded projects. Dr. Sharma has also experience of about 2 years in banking institution working in retail agriculture department prior to his research journey. His research interests are International Agribusiness trade dynamics Agritourism, Food safety standards and certifications and value chain assessment. He has several publications of research articles (ABDC ranked, Scopus indexed, UGC approved), book chapters and popular articles in various reputed national and international journals. He is also associated with Centre for Start-up Facilitation of the RPCAU and also given a job role of Subject Matter Specialist by Agriculture Skill Council of India, under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE). His current area of interests includes agribusiness policy, food safety and quality, agripreneurship, international agribusiness trade and marketing, agritourism, etc.
Guptnath Trivedi, has Bachelor degree in Mathematics and Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Banaras Hindu University. He is recipient of BHU-Gold Medal in his Master’s. He is currently associated with Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar, as an Assistant Librarian (Faculty). He has more than 4 years of teaching, research and other academic experiences at UG and PG level. To his credit, several number of research papers, book chapters, op-eds, and institutional publications have been recorded which are indexed by international and national databases like SCOPUS, G-Scholar, etc. His area of research and expertise are Information Science, Scientometrics, Science Communications, Science Policy, Open Source Library Solutions and Behavioural Study. Besides his Library assignments, he has been teaching courses like Library and Information Services, ICT, MIS, Research and Publication Ethics, etc. at PG level.
1. Assessing Agriculture and Rural DevelopmentAn Application of Principal Component Analysis ...................... 1 Priyanka Lal
2. New Trends in Agricultural Extension for Rural Development .................. 7 Nikita Khoisnam and Guneshori Maisnam
3. Indian Agriculture and Rural Development in the Face of Climate Change .......................... 19 Kamlesh Kumar Acharya, Soumya Mohapatra and Sheela Kharkwal
4. Role of Rural Entrepreneurship in Rural Development............ 29 Yanglem Lakshimai Devi
5. Organic Farming a Step Toward Sustainable Agriculture ....... 33 Jasmeet Kaur, Amit Thakurand Raj Jaiswal
6. Camel Milk Marketing: Scope and Challenges in India ........... 47 Mohit Sharma
7. Potentials of Cattle Feed Market with Special Reference to Uttar Pradesh, India...................... 65 Akash Sharma, Mohit Sharma
8. Developing FPO’s in India: Challenges and Prospects ............. 81 Mohit Sharma
9. Food Loss-Food Security-Sustainability Nexus: Exploring the Trade Off ....................... 97 Soumya Mohapatra and Kamlesh Kumar Acharya