Doubling farmers’ income: It’s possible!

Doubling farmers’ income: It’s possible! How much-needed policy can work; all you need to know in 5 points

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While the idea of doubling farmers’ income talks about using better seeds and enhancing productivity by using better technologies, it can also be done by minimising the struggles faced by small and marginal farmers.

Small Farmers, Large Field (SFLF) model improved average per acre profit doubled as compared to the previous year from Rs 12,130 to Rs 24,830

Small Farmers, Large Field (SFLF) model improved average per acre profit doubled as compared to the previous year from Rs 12,130 to Rs 24,830

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the target of doubling the farmers’ income by 2022. And it can be achieved even with small landholdings. While the idea of doubling farmers’ income talks about using better seeds and enhancing productivity by using better technologies, it can also be done by minimising the struggles faced by small and marginal farmers.

In an article in The Indian Express, agriculture expert Samarendu Mohanty and Sampriti Baruah have said that using the “Farmer Producer Organisation/ Company approach is one way to enable them (small and marginal farmers) to improve their bargaining power, by pooling resources and linking them to the market.”

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