Sustaining Growth in High-Value Food Commodities Role of Urbanization and Infrastructure uri icon

abstract

  • In India, the demand for high-value food commodities(HVCs) such as fruit, vegetables, milk, meat, fishand eggs is fast increasing as compared to food grains.This is an opportunity as well a challenge for millionsof smallholder farmers who are over 81% of the totalfarm population in India. High-value agriculture has acomparative advantage over staples in production andlabor use, and thus is reckoned as an important strategyfor income augmentation and employment generation(Barghouti et al. 2004; Joshi et al

publication date

  • 2006