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The EU India FTA in agriculture and likely impact on Indian women

Roopam Singh

The EU India FTA in agriculture and likely impact on Indian women

by Roopam Singh

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Published by Consortium for Trade & Development in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gender-based analysis,
  • Commerce,
  • Free trade,
  • Statistics,
  • Social aspects,
  • Produce trade,
  • Women in Agriculture

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoopam Singh & Ranja Sengupta
    SeriesTrade and gender series -- paper 3
    ContributionsSengupta, Ranja, Heinrich Böll Foundation-India, Centre for Trade & Development (New Delhi, India)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9016.A3-ZI.x2+
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 42 p. ;
    Number of Pages42
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24882502M
    LC Control Number2010317060

    Downloadable (with restrictions)! India has a predominantly agrarian economy. 70% of her population is rural; of those households, 60% engage in agriculture as their main source of income. It has always been India's most important economic sector. In this important agricultural sector woman plays a vital role, because it is largely a household enterprise. On the one hand, India falls in the lowest quartile with respect to the number of women in parliament (%). Even the UAE, with %, has more women representatives, according to the UN’s

    Women play a crucial role in all farm-related activities from land preparation to marketing. They contribute a higher proportion of labor in agricultural sector than men. However, they are not active in decision making. This research note discusses the impact of Green Revolution and mechanization on farm women in India. Under its FTA with India, the EU is seeking protection for dairy products. 21 Emmental, Feta, Gouda, Gruyere, Mozzarella and Parmesan are all examples of cheeses originating from the EU and whose names are protected. Indian dairy outfits that produce these cheeses, like Amul, will no longer be allowed to produce them under an India-EU FTA.

      India is growing at an enviable 7%, and the World Bank predicts that will increase to % by But that could be much higher if it could increase the proportion of women . A study by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development showed that percent of all the agricultural households were indebted with an average debt of $1,


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The EU India FTA in agriculture and likely impact on Indian women by Roopam Singh Download PDF EPUB FB2

India has a national tradition bound to agriculture fertility. In the North, the Indus valley and Brahmaputra region are critical agricultural areas graced by the Ganges and monsoon season.

Based on World Bank data, only % of India's gross domestic product (GDP) is accounted for by agricultural production. Yet for a majority of the country, an estimated 72% of the billion people.

Ranja Sengupta & Roopam Singh, "The EU India FTA in Agriculture and Likely Impact on Indian Women," Working Papers id, eSocialSciences. Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id Note: Institutional Papers. Request PDF | The EU India FTA in Agriculture and Likely Impact on Indian Women | This study attempts to provide an analysis of the gender concerns of the proposed EU India FTA in the field of.

In political terms, from the EU’s perspective the free trade agreement (FTA) with India will be its first with an emerging economy, will support the EU’s aim of employing FTAs to foster partner countries’ integration into the world economy, and will strengthen its role in global trade governance.

[3] From India’s perspective, it will Author: Sangeeta Khorana. The EU is India's largest trading partner, accounting for €80 billion worth of trade in goods in or % of total Indian trade, on par with the USA and ahead of China (%).

The EU is the second-largest destination for Indian exports (over 14% of the total) after the USA. Not only in India but across the world, women's contributions to agriculture are significant. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates that if women had the same access to productive resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by %.

Women’s work in agriculture is in addition to her role as a wife, a daughter-in-law and as a mother. However, gender based discrimination continues in multiple ways: women are not recognized as farmers in Indian policies thereby denying them of institutional supports of the bank, insurance, cooperatives, and government departments.

processing. India has been a net exporter of agricultural products and the FTA targets that to reverse the trend.

In the trade talks EU makes a special request to India for access to duty-free imports of fish. SinceEU is attempting to enforce a very strict policy that insists on a Catch Certificate from Indian exporters of seafood. India and Australia had started negotiating a bilateral CECA in Maybut the talks got suspended in because of disagreement over issues such as the market access in agriculture.

India is among the 15 most affected economies due to the COVID epidemic and slowdown in production in China, with a trade impact of $ million.

An EIA makes a scientific estimate of the likely impacts of a project, such as a mine, irrigation dam, industrial unit or waste treatment plant. The European Union, as. Context The latest census figures list only per cent women formally as primary workers in the agricultural sector, in contrast to per cent men.

But the undeniable fact remains that India’s agricultural industry, which employs 80 to million women and the sector cannot survive without their labor. Current Status of Women in Indian Agriculture Even now, agriculture supports. EU-India FTA is the best way forward for development.

Introduction The context of negotiations In Junethe European Commission (EC), on behalf of the EU member states, and the Government of India embarked on negotiations towards a comprehensive and far-reaching free trade agreement (FTA)1.

This is one of a series of FTAs that India is. Agriculture. The word agriculture is a late Middle English adaptation of Latin agricultūra, from ager, “field”, which in its turn came from Greek αγρός, and cultūra, “cultivation” or “growing”.To practice agriculture means to use natural resources to “produce commodities which maintain life, including food, fibre forest products, horticultural crops, and their related.

These five women-led farming initiatives are making an impact in India’s agriculture industry. Farmers are constantly on the lookout for newer and more efficient ways of cultivating crops, and. The economic shock will likely be much more severe for India, for two reasons. First, pre-COVID, the economy was already slowing down, compounding existing problems of unemployment, low incomes, rural distress, malnutrition, and widespread inequality.

Second, India’s large informal sector is. The EU-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA), something that could fundamentally restructure Indian society and impact the lives of hundreds of millions, is being negotiated ‘on the behalf of the public’ by politicians on both sides who are champions of the type of economic liberalisation that has already been responsible for bankrupting many.

Getting into an FTA with the EU is an attractive proposition for India as it is the country’s largest trading partner, accounting for €92 billion worth of trade in goods in or per. No one had imagined that the key concerns which made India pull out of RCEP, would be swept aside as the government negotiates yet another disastrous trade deal, this time with the United States.

The US-India FTA poses much bigger challenges for India’s rural communities and agriculture sector. It would greatly compromise India’s huge biodiversity, undermine progress in building strong.

The economic research organisations CEPII and Copenhagen Economics European estimate that exports to India will increase by 56,8 per cent with the FTA, whereas Indian exports to the EU will increase by 18,7 per cent. India has been enthusiastically pushing for a.

This paper studies the relationship between the Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) and market orientation of farm production in India.

This is the first time that the WEAI has been used in an Indian agricultural context and the first time that it is being associated with market orientation. We used data on adults from households in the Chandrapur District of .The economy of India is characterised as a developing market economy.

It is the world's fifth-largest economy by nominal GDP and the third-largest by purchasing power parity (PPP). According to the IMF, on a per capita income basis, India ranked th by GDP (nominal) and th by GDP (PPP) in From independence in untilsuccessive governments promoted protectionist economic.

India is the world's fourth-largest produced $ trillion in goods and services in   But it has a long way to go to beat the top three: China, with a production worth $ trillion, the European Union with $ trillion, and the United States with $ trillion.