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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Author: Anjani Kumar

Finger millet

Indian Millet Cultivation Plagued by Low Yields, Prices, and Profits

Millets contribute to achieving six of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals for 2030: zero hunger, good health and well-being, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, climate change, and life on land. In India, the gradual disappearance of…
A farmer throws fertilizer from a bucket onto young soybean plants

Accelerating Varietal Turnover in Smallholder Soybean Farms

“A lack of dynamism in varietal change in food crop production represents a wasted opportunity that is potentially high, exacting a heavy toll on poor producers and consumers alike.” –Thomas S. Walker and Jeffrey Alwang Crop Improvement, Adoption and Impact…

Demand-Side and Supply-Side Factors for Accelerating Varietal Turnover in Smallholder Soybean Farms

Abstract The rapid growth of soybean cultivation in the world augurs well for achieving SDG2 of promoting sustainable agriculture, ending hunger, achieving food security, and improving nutrition. India started promoting soybean cultivation in the 1970s to combat dietary protein deficiencies and augment smallholders’ incomes. However,...