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The Environment for Agricultural and Agribusiness Investment in India


  • Landes, Maurice R.


Despite strong overall economic growth and strengthening food demand, investment in Indian agriculture and agribusiness has remained sluggish, and growth in farm output has slowed, since the early 1990s. An array of policies and regulations affecting agricultural production, marketing, and food processing—along with weak infrastructure and a lack of market services—have discouraged private investment by farmers and large, vertically integrated agribusinesses. The policy environment has grown more investor friendly since the late 1990s and private investment appears to be responding, but significant barriers remain and the pace of future reforms remains uncertain.

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  • Landes, Maurice R., 2008. "The Environment for Agricultural and Agribusiness Investment in India," Economic Information Bulletin 58628, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersib:58628

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    1. Nord, Mark & Andrews, Margaret S. & Carlson, Steven, 2002. "Household Food Security In The United States, 2001," Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Reports 33865, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
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    1. Srikanta Chatterjee & Allan Rae & Ranjan Ray, 2011. "Globalisation, India’s Evolving Food Economy and Trade Prospects for Australia and New Zealand," Chapters,in: Globalisation, Agriculture and Development, chapter 6 Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Singh, Alka & Pal, Suresh & Jha, Girish Kumar, 2015. "Transitioning India's Public Expenditure in Agriculture towards Higher Growth and Equity," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, vol. 70(3).
    3. Trebbin, Anika, 2014. "Linking small farmers to modern retail through producer organizations – Experiences with producer companies in India," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 35-44.
    4. Salman Hyder & P.K. Bhargava, 2016. "Indian food processing industry - opportunities and challenges," International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 11(1), pages 1-10.


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