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Overview of Agribusiness Industry in India: Opportunities and Challenges

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 136-143
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-076
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Raj Jaiswal1, Shiva Seth2, Abhijit Das1, and Poulami Ray1
1Division of Dairy Economics, Statistics and Management, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001 (Haryana)
2Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005 (U.P)
Corresponding author’s email: bhuraj109@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Indian agriculture has transformed from traditional production to agribusiness industry, from pure production to a broader concept including input supply, farm machinery, production, food-processing, marketing and distribution of farm products and other services. Though the majority of the population is dependent on agriculture, the growth rate of GVA is low; there is an opportunity for the agribusiness industry to flourish as there is enough demand in the market. The FDI equity inflow is expanding over the years leading to more investment in technology and human capital. The agriculture export is also increasing thus creating hope for a bright future of the industry. The major constraints of the agribusiness industry are poor marketing and finance facilities, lack of infrastructure, trained personnel, out-dated technology, and poor management. These constraints can be resolved through enhanced private investment in the industry.

Keywords
Agribusiness, FDI, food-processing, GVA.

JEL Codes
D00, E01, F10, F13, L11, Q13.

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