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Agricultural Policy: Formulation, Components, Process, Implementation and Comparative Analysis (MNR-002)

By Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
The course explains the concept, importance, goals, instruments and components of agriculture policy. The process and major steps in policy formulation, policy implementation along with monitoring and evaluation will be discussed. This course helps you to understand the salient features, strengths and weaknesses of agriculture policies adopted in India.  Understanding of salient features of National Agriculture Policy; land, labour, water and other input use policies; agricultural marketing, pricing and trade policies; institutional support and investment policies in agriculture will be provided. The course examines the need for inter-linkage between farm and non-farm sector for rural and agriculture development; growth of farm input and output; and role of the farming sector in food security and national economy. The rural poverty alleviation programmes and special agricultural development programmes implemented in the country will be elaborated. The course highlights the role of resources like land, labour and capital in agricultural development; and critically examines the agriculture policy of the developed and developing countries. The concept of globalization and agriculture trade issues are also explained.

Course Credit - 4

Learners enrolled: 1612

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 01 Sep 2020
End Date :
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT


    Agricultural Policy: Formulation, Components, Process, Implementation and Comparative Analysis (MNR-002)

    Week-1

    Agricultural Policy and Its Instrument

    Week-2

    Agricultural Sector Goals and Policy Options

    Week-3

    Process of Policy formulation in Agriculture

    Week-4

    Policy Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation

    Week-5

    Participatory Approaches to Agricultural Policy Process

    Week-6

    Policy failure and governance

    Week-7

    National Agriculture and Input Use Policies

    Week-8

    Marketing, Price and Trade Policies

    Week-9

    Institutional Support and Investment in agriculture

    Week-10

    Farm and Non-Farm sector and Structure of Farming Sector

    Week-11

    Rural Development Experiences

    Week-12

    Varying Agricultural Environment, Resource Endowments and Development

    Week-13

    Agricultural Policies in Developed Countries

    Week-14

    Agricultural Policies of Developing Countries

    Week-15

    Responses to Globalization and World Trade Organization

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain

    Indira Gandhi National Open University
    Dr. Praveen K. Jain, Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics is working as Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. His areas of interest include e-learning technologies, e-extension, and agriculture education through ODL besides the core areas agricultural policy, agricultural marketing and agribusiness management. He is coordinating distance education programmes in the areas of agricultural policy, plantation management, agribusiness management and agriculture extension. He has more than 40 research papers and 3 books to his credit.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE



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