Contract Farming and Tenancy Reforms: Entangled Without Tether

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  • Author :R.S. Despande
  • Year of Publication :2008
  • ISBN: :9788180695322
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 266
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Law

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About the Book :

This collection of 18 papers, presented at a workshop, held at the Centre for Rural Studies, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, focuses on the emergence of the contract farming in India and the problems that arise, particularly with regard to tenancy laws. Examining the concept and scope of contract farming, the contributors address a wide range of issues related to land tenancy, implications of contract farming on production, productivity, the crops grown, income level, land reform policies, the problems experienced and its over all impact on peasantry. The book will be useful for academicians, agricultural scientists, policy makers and aid agencies.

About Author :

R.S. Deshpande is Professor and Head of the Agricultural Development and Rural Transformation (ADRT) Unit of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, Earlier, he was Professor in ISEC for about a decade, and left to join Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune, where he served initially as Reader and later on as first Registrar. He played a pivotal role in drafting the Agricultural Policy, 2006 of Government of Karnataka.Prof. Deshpande was a member of the Committee on Farmers Suicides in Karnataka and drafted the WTO Cell Report of Government of Karnataka. Hehas been consultant to projects of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Land Equity International.Currently he is a Convener for preparing the manual for District Planning Team of the Planning Commission. He is member of an Expert Group on WTO & Agriculture of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. Among his important books are: Crops and Cultivation; NGOs and Farmers Movements; Moon in the Mirror: Farmer and the Minimum Support Prices in Karnataka; Rural Policy for Growth and Poverty Reduction and Where Water Seeps: Towards a New Phase in India Irrigation Reforms.