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Trade, Agricultural Policies and Structural Changes in India's Agrifood System; Implications for National and Global Markets

Objective

The project offers a qualitative and quantitative analysis of future developments in Indian supply, demand and trade for the main agricultural commodities as well as developments in the food value chain. Working tools are improved and used to evaluate the impact of trade and agricultural policies, structural changes on the Indian agrifood system as well as on world markets. More specifically, the project will include the following actions: • Design of an analytical framework for the analysis of future trade and agricultural policy developments (including trade agreements) on supply, demand and trade for the main agricultural commodities in India. Initial suggestions for analysis are cereals, pulses, vegetable oils, cotton, sugar, dairy, meat and fish, fruits and vegetables. • Identify the key processes of change in the Indian and global economy and their impacts on the agrifood sector of India. This serves as a basis for understanding future trends. • Update, test and improve modelling tools and value chain analysis that will be used as building blocks in this project. • Define indicators and develop databases for understanding and forecasting the impacts of policies on future developments of agriculture in India up to 2020. This will be done at regional and national levels, taking into account international trade. • Implementation of tools to simulate the impacts of domestic and international trade policy changes and structural changes in the agrifood sector on the Indian agricultural sectors as well as on world markets, with a specific focus on the EU. • Dissemination of our findings and interaction with the research and policy community, as well as the key stakeholders in the agrifood sector, both in India and the EU.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/dairy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/root crop
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/plant breeding/crops
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 442 750
Administrative Contact
Floor Brouwer (Dr.)

Participants (5)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 193 000
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH ORGANISATION
India
EU contribution
€ 414 000
Address
Ifpri- New Delhi Office, Nasc Complex, Cg Block, Dps Road
110012 New Delhi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ashok Gulati (Dr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 500
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees De Roest (Mr.)
INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH
India
EU contribution
€ 123 250
Address
Gen A K Vaidya Marg
400065 Mumbai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ganesh-Kumar Anand (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 000
Address
Theodor Lieser Strasse 2
06120 Halle Saale
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hannelore Zerjeski