Accepted paper:

Devising knowledge-based systems for pro-poor agricultural production system

Authors:

Debasis Patnaik (BITS-pilani-K K Birla Goa Campus)

Paper short abstract:

This paper attempts to integrate high yielding high research PPP oriented research activity in India into a location specific indigenous knowledge based system for developing pro-poor agricultural production system.

Paper long abstract:

Sustainability of food and agricultural systems has come under threat due to profit oriented agro industrial production and research approaches that manifested implications for agricultural bio diversity, health, consumption and production structures. This paper attempts to integrate high yielding high research PPP oriented research activity in India into a location specific indigenous knowledge based system for developing pro-poor agricultural production system. The basis characteristic of this new technology is application of complementary inputs into a consumption oriented location specific agricultural system defined within a coherent ecology with a export-market specific warehousing and supply chain design. The time and cost effectiveness in lab-to land transfer of research output for ecological absorption testing provide the keynote for PPP effort in agricultural production, transgenic research, consumption oriented indigenous production system. Data is to be taken from Directorate of Economics and Statistics, NSS, RBI Bulletin on Currency and Finance, International Council of Agricultural research for types of crop yields and its application in consumption specific areas in Goa in India. Moreover, whether primary exports and lab crops interact to impact the nature of food grains absorption is to be studied. This paper argues for assessing institutional weaknesses of extension specific outcomes of 1st green revolution having paved way for a new thinking into green and agricultural reforms. The larger new challenges of change in consumption orientation of mass of people along with world- wide growth in transgenic research and its role on sustainability of food security systems is the focus of study.

panel PE03
Food and environmental security: the imperatives of indigenous knowledge systems