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ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUTH IN FARMING        
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
PARASURAMAN N.
SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INDIA, 2010
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English
Within the next few decades, India will have the world’s largest number of young people looking for employment. Ecologically the basic life support systems of land, water, forests, biodiversity and climate are in distress and the population supporting capacity of major ecosystems is being exceeded in most parts of the country. India’s ecological debt and Nature Deficit Disorder are growing. Economically, the cost-risk-return structure of farming is becoming adverse, with the result that over 40% of today’s farmers would like to quit farming. While developing strategies for youth involvement in agriculture, the following techniques has to used in this context and also the strategy should be recovered agriculture be back. Technology and Training, Small Farm Management Revolution, climate risk managers, Urban and Rural Agriculture (Metropolitan Agriculture), Farmers’ Income Commission, Land Use Boards, National Network of Village Resource Centres and Village Knowledge Centres. This article presents an application and Strategy for youth to be doing Agriculture at various level and discusses the technology and need of Agriculture in a larger way in India, so that the inflation will be drastically reduced. This book is a useful tool to assist policy-makers dealing with rural poverty, food insecurity and education challenges confronting rural people.
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Related links
M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
http://www.mssrf.org/



Contact: N. Parasuraman
M. S. SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Chennai,India
3rd Cross Street, Taramani Institutional Area
raman@mssrf.res.in

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