Submitted by S.Allen on Thu, 09/15/2016 - 20:50
The India Food Security Portal organized a second national conference on ‘Gender Just Food and Nutrition Security in India’ on August 29, 2016 at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi as a follow-up to an event on ‘Gender Just Food Security’ that was organized by IFPRI on December 14-15, 2015 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Submitted by S.Allen on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 18:18
Agricultural production in Odisha is dominated by rice farming accounting for 46 percent of the area under cultivation and 79 percent of total food grain production. Generally, rice yields in Odisha remain low with high levels of poverty and farming systems are vulnerable to natural calamities, including droughts and floods.
Submitted by S.Allen on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:05
It is predicted that climate change and rising temperatures will increase the demand for water used in agriculture and in urban areas. This poses significant risks for the livelihoods of rural communities and the food security of urban populations. In order to address these risks there is a need to understand issues surrounding water security in India. For instance, options that address increasing water scarcity through better co-management of water at the river basin are needed in many water-stressed areas.
Submitted by admin on Thu, 07/14/2016 - 07:16
A recent paper in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics analyses whether demand for weather index insurance behaves as expected regarding price, the degree of basis risk (an index’s inability to accurately represent the individual losses of an insured farmer), and farmers’ risk aversion in Madhya Pradesh, India. This is relevant as farmers in India, especially smallholders, face significant income and livelihood risks from weather events.
Submitted by S.Allen on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 17:01
As we have been discussing on the Food Security Portal, India has been experiencing an extensive drought that as of one month ago, had affected 330 million people according to the Indian Government. The drought has been caused by El Niño and the effects have been compounded by the previous two years of deficient rainfalls and record temperatures.
Submitted by S.Allen on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:19
Submitted by S.Allen on Wed, 04/27/2016 - 19:34
Submitted by S.Allen on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 17:13
The Indian Government announced this week that around 330 million people, representing around a quarter of India’s population, are currently affected by drought. These drought conditions come on top of two consecutive years of rainfall deficits throughout India. The extent and severity of the drought varies significantly across India’s geography with 12 States across 256 districts experiencing extreme drought conditions.