In this thought-provoking session for Prabodhan Manch Parle, Ajay Vir Jakhar, Chairman of Bharat Krishak Samaj, delves into the challenges and solutions surrounding Food, Farming & Farmers. He brings attention to the importance of understanding the on-ground realities of the agriculture sector and the need for informed policy formation. He emphasizes the significance of Universal Basic Services for farmers and highlights the transformative power of research and skilled human resources. With India’s diverse land and habitats, he advocates for an independent agriculture policy tailored to local conditions.
Addressing climate change, he encourages the framing of policies aligned with India’s goals rather than blindly following Western standards. This session prompts us to reflect on these critical aspects and work towards meaningful policy reforms, dignity for farmers, and sustainable practices in Indian agriculture.
Ajay Vir Jakhar in CII Session on Sustainable Consumption patterns | Actions towards strengthening Food Systems in India (Pre-event in support of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021) | 13th & 14th September 2021: Virtual Platform
Food Tank, the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, and The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
An independent dialogue of FAIRR and the Jeremy Coller Foundation.
CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Transportation of Kinnow to southern states of India adds to the woes of the farmers. A train will provide feasible option.
Ajay Jakhar expresses concern about the timing if Budget actions.
Prioritise human resources, farm extension, agriculture research to benefit of farmers and consumers. 90:10 should be Centre:State agri investment ratio. Increase farmer incomes.”