The Thorny Path: Problems Faced By Small Farmers in India


  • Prof (Dr.) Anil Kumar Tiwari


Small and marginal farmers, food security, livelihoods, value chains, institutions


This paper examines the roles and challenges of small holding agriculture in India. It covers trends in agricultural growth, cultivation patterns, participation of small holding agriculture, productivity performance of small holders, linking small holders with markets
including value chains, role of small holders in enhancing food security and employment generation, differential policies and institutional support for small holders and, challenges and future options for small holding agriculture including information needs. It
also provides lessons from the experience of India on small holding agriculture for other countries.



How to Cite

Prof (Dr.) Anil Kumar Tiwari. (2018). The Thorny Path: Problems Faced By Small Farmers in India. International Journal of New Media Studies: International Peer Reviewed Scholarly Indexed Journal, 5(2), 43–45. Retrieved from