India is a country in South Asia with a population of 1.3 billion people, 66% of which lives in rural areas. In 2014, the Gross Production Value of all agriculture in the country was equivalent to 315 billion USD. The agricultural sector represents 15% of total GDP. India’s largest agricultural imports are oil crops (paln, sunflower and soybean), followed by rubber, cashew nuts with shells and dry pulses. It’s largest agricultural exports are cotton lint, soybean cake, wheat, maize and shelled cashews. Rice and milk, which are mainly destined for domestic production, represent the agricultural products with the largest production value, followed by wheat, mangoes and fresh vegetables. In 2014, an estimated 15% of the population was undernourished. Nutritional deficiencies are particularly severe in India, as show by high rates of stunting and wasting, affecting 39 and 15 percent of children under five respectively.



Agricultural Value Chains in India

Connected cows and cyber chickens? Stocktaking and case studies of digital livestock tools in Kenya and India

COVID-19: Emergence, spread and its impact on the Indian economy and migrant workers

Indian farm wages: Trends, growth drivers and linkages with food prices

Farm Mechanization in Indian Agriculture with Focus on Tractors

India-Africa Partnership in Trade and Investment: With focus on the Agriculture and Food Sector

Uber for tractors? Opportunities and challenges of digital tools for tractor hire in India and Nigeria

Agricultural Credit System in India: Evolution, Effectiveness and Innovations

Skill Development in Indian Agriculture and Food Processing Sectors: A Scoping Exercise

PARI Policy Brief No. 16: Improving Energy Access in Rural Areas

Fostering India-Africa Exchange of Agricultural Technologies and Know-How

2018 | ZEF | FARA

Insights from a Study-Visit of African Researchers to India, 22-29 October 2017

Available for download here.

PARI Policy Brief No. 9: Innovation for Sustainable Agricultural Growth in Africa – Insights from Research Dossiers on 12 PARI Partner Countries

Innovations spearheading the next transformations in India’s agriculture

PARI Policy Brief No. 4: Agricultural Innovations at the Technological Frontier in India

Harvesting Solar Power in India

Africa Calling – Indo-African cooperation for grassroots innovations

2016 | National Innovation Foundation - India

Download full document