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India's Agriculture Sector: Challenges and Opportunities

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  • 135 Pages
  • July 2019
  • Region: India
  • IMA India
  • ID: 4825051

A Comprehensive Assessment of the Agriculture Sector in India

This 2019 report on India’s Agriculture provides a detailed analysis of supply and production; yields and productivity; the input side; farming economics; the operating regime; and trends driving future risks and opportunities. It also offers a forward view of what to expect in terms of Government action and policy decisions.

The 135-page report provides:

  • A wide-ranging analysis of all aspects of agriculture - crop farming, fishing, poultry, dairying, etc.
  • Drill-down insights, by crop and by the state into key parameters such as yield, production, consumption, input usage, mechanisation, etc.
  • Analysis of the economics of farming - costs, credit, incomes and profitability
  • Global benchmark comparisons on key parameters
  • Assessment of the regulatory environment for the sector, and likely developments in the coming years
  • Identification of emerging business opportunities and pockets of agricultural prosperity
  • Comprehensive statistics and data

Table of Contents

1. Global Mega Trends
  • Agriculture’s share of GDP and employment, by region and country
  • Patterns of food production, demand and trade
  • Agricultural inputs: fertilisers, pesticides and water
  • Farm mechanisation and technological change
  • Agriculture 4.0: key trends

2. Output and Yield
  • State- and crop-wise trends in output, yield and area
  • State-wise milk production and decadal growth
  • Meat and poultry production

3. The Input Side
  • Land: Distribution of landholdings, by farmer type and state
  • Policy context: Status of land reforms; state-wise variations
  • Water: Output and rainfall, crop-wise analysis; irrigation coverage and investments; water productivity; micro-irrigation; policy actions
  • Mechanisation: drivers of mechanisation in India; stage and crop level mechanisation; the role of the private sector; policy context
  • Soil Health: region-wise soil health analysis; fertiliser usage, prices and subsidies; soil conservation efforts; Government action
  • Crop protection: pesticides usage; policy issues; outlook
  • Input costs: cost vs output value; profitability of crops at the state level

4. Credit & Insurance
  • Access to credit: borrowing sources; farmer indebtedness; loan waivers; policy action; Government efforts
  • Insurance penetration: state-wise coverage; company-wise details; policy issues and Government intervention; global comparisons

5. Market Linkages
  • Market regulations: factors impacting prices and margins; reforms status; e-Nam; Contract farming; policy outlook
  • Prices: analysis of MSPs; crop-wise comparisons; policy action
  • Cold chain: challenges; way forward

6. Looking Ahead
  • Emerging business opportunities
  • The policy agenda for Agriculture
  • Fixing the input side issues
  • Fostering competitive agriculture markets