Monday, August 1, 2011

CfPs: National Seminar on "Need for Real Sector Reforms in Agriculture"

National Seminar on "Need for Real Sector Reforms in Agriculture"

29-30 September 2011

Organized by Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, India

Call for Papers
Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD), Lucknow, India is a society established by National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in 1983 as an apex level institute offering training, research and consultancy services on various aspects of agriculture, rural development and rural finance.
The need for Real Sector Reforms in Agriculture has been well recognized in the development policy perspective and is one of the issues to be explored in the context of the urgency of agriculture development and poverty alleviation. To unravel the areas for further policy options, BIRD is organizing a 'Two Days' National Seminar on 29 and 30 September 2011 in BIRD, Lucknow. Practitioners, economists, bankers, industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders in the Govt. and private sector are expected to participate and deliberate in the seminar.
Papers are invited from subject experts, researchers and practitioners on the following broad themes:
  •  Land and Institutional Reforms in Agriculture.
  •  Reforms in Agriculture Input Management (Water, Seeds, Fertilizers, Farm Machineries, Pesticides / Insecticides, etc.)
  •  Reforms in Agriculture Marketing, Trade and Supply Chain Management.
  •  Reforms in Extension and Transfer of Technology.
  •  Pricing and Subsidy Issues in Agriculture.
  •  Forest and Agriculture - Clash of Interests or Protection of Domain?
Papers, not exceeding 5000 words, may be mailed latest by 30th August 2011 to Shri Sunil Kumar, Faculty Member ( or Shri S K Dora, Faculty Member (, coordinators for the seminar. The authors of selected papers would be invited for presentation and return economy airfare / II AC rail fare would be reimbursed to one of the authors. The author/s may also submit a declaration that the paper including the illustrations does not contain copyright material of any other author/s or publication.

For further details, please see BIRD website :

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