‘To Double Farm Incomes, India Must Get People Off Farms’ (India Spend)
India Spend published an article featuring IFPRI Director General, Shenggen Fan and his recommendations for bringing greater economic prosperity to Indian farmers. As the The 2018 Global Food Policy Report forecasts that climate change will be the most pressing issue facing South Asia, Fan suggests that the best way to double farmers incomes amid hotter and drier conditions is to encourage diversification from agriculture. “I think some of them must go out [of the sector], including some of the well-to-do farmers. These are the lessons that we have learned from China, Vietnam and other countries in East Asia,” Fan added.