Ajay Jakhar

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Stimulus is less than what it appears to be, govt must do more for farmers

April is upon us; the Indian summer will soon sear the land and wheat harvest will commence in full measure...

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Unedited version of the article published in Economic Times

In the last quarter of 2019 things seemed to be looking up for the Indian farmer as food prices were...

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Unedited Indian Express article published 24 April 2020

This month, Henry Kissinger wrote, “Nations cohere and flourish on the belief that their institutions can foresee calamity, arrest its...

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Government must engage in a collaborative effort with farmer groups

Those in power may not yet be accepting blame for the barrage of negative news on the state of the...

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Expanding the Paradigms of Farm Sector Advocacy

Nowhere does the phrase missing the woods for the trees apply more than to facets of Indian farming; the big...

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Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21

Ref. No.: BKS/AFM-3/2019/12/92 Date: 17th December, 2019 Dear Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman Ji, Suggestions for the Finance Minister’s Pre-Budget Meeting 2020-21...

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Farmer unions need to expand the scope of their advocacy

Every day, a gold miner in Russia leaves a mine with a wheelbarrow full of sand. Every day, the guard...

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Shift Farming Paradigm to Arrest Climate Change Impact

It was pleasing indeed to hear the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, making an impassioned appeal for the reduction in...

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Awareness campaigns are needed to deal with climate change

It’s absolutely essential to invest billions in a decade-long awareness campaign to reduce wastage of food and change consumer behaviour....

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