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MNR 002 : Agricultural Policy: Formulation Components Process Implementation and Comparative Analysis

By Dr. Praveen Kumar Jain   |   Indira Gandhi National Open University
Learners enrolled: 2026
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
Summary
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 15 Feb 2021
End Date :
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 30 Jun 2021
Category :
  • Agricultural and Food Engineering
Credit Points : 4
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

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.


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