India’s economy is among the fastest growing in the world—6% to 8% annually over the past decade. On the other hand, growth in agriculture has been less than 2%. A national mission is in progress to revive the under-performing agriculture sector by enhancing farm production and food quality while reducing waste. The strategy includes attracting investments that will trigger high growth in agriculture and in the processed-food industry and partnering in global research initiatives that will help India to acquire as well as provide technologies.
Agricultural biotechnology; technology transfer; intellectual property; regulation; genetic engineering; public good; bioethics; skill development; public funding, industry funding