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Agri-market reforms: the missing pieces of the fair-trade jigsaw and what needs to be done

The latest farm-reform bills are aimed at facilitating remunerative prices for producers and growth of electronic markets with pan-India coverage. However, there are some loose ends to be tied — price-discovery processes, a regulatory framework, and the setting up of a fair-trade board.
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A labourer is seen sitting on top of a truck full of pumpkins near the entrance of Asia's largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables in Delhi on May 17, 2017. Getty Images
A labourer is seen sitting on top of a truck full of pumpkins near the entrance of Asia's largest wholesale market for fruits and vegetables in Delhi on May 17, 2017.
Two recent farm-reform bills have triggered heated debate among stakeholders. The government has tried to calm the jitters, arguing that the bills — they replace two ordinances promulgated a few months ago — have been introduced in the interest of the farmers. One of the ordinances on agricultural marketing, The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation)
government constantly propping up farmers to farmers becoming self-dependent. (The author is a consultant in agri marketing with international development agencies and is engaged in projects in India and Africa. He has been CEO of Safal National Exchange and has CXO-level experience in the hybrid seeds industry and in international agri-commodities trade. He can be reached at moreagris@gmail.com.)
Two recent farm-reform bills have triggered heated debate among stakeholders. The government has tried to calm the jitters, arguing that the bills — they replace two ordinances promulgated a few months ago — have been introduced in the interest of the farmers. One of the ordinances on agricultural marketing, The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) government constantly propping up farmers to farmers becoming self-dependent. (The author is a consultant in agri marketing with international development agencies and is engaged in projects in India and Africa. He has been CEO of Safal National Exchange and has CXO-level experience in the hybrid seeds industry and in international agri-commodities trade. He can be reached at moreagris@gmail.com.)

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