Seeding agricultural growth: Optimal support goes beyond MSP (Financial Express)

Financial Express, an Indian newspaper, published an opinion piece co-authored by IFPRI Director of South Asia, PK Joshi. The article analyzes the announcement that Minimum Support Prices (MSP) will be fixed to give a profit margin of 50 percent over the cost of production in major kharif crops. In the article, the authors provide a number of suggestions to rejuvenate the agriculture sector in India, including investment in critical infrastructure and research, improving import-export mechanisms, and integrating climate change technologies.

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