Sunday, May 30, 2004

Food: M.S.Swaminathan appointed head of National Commission on Farmers

News from The Hindu

The commission is expected to focus on
  • identify the factors responsible for imbalances and disparities
  • suggest measures to achieve sustainable and equitable agricultural development
  • examine the issues of existing price and marketing policies and the legal framework to improve the income and welfare of farmers
  • assess the impact of international trade environment on the livelihood sustainability and the viability of small agricultural holdings
  • ways by which agriculture reforms can be accelerated, particularly in quality production and marketing

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