Dairying / India / Livestock / Markets / South Asia

Make dairy farming commercial activity to achieve surplus production

Dr Rajinder Pal Singh, an Indian-Australian farm economist working with international agricultural research bodies — CIMMYT and IRRI — has studied dairy farming , a traditional activity in Punjab. He has concluded that as a supplementary source of income, dairy is not financially viable for farmers.

Dr Rajinder Pal believes that the venture should be promoted as a completely commercial activity, and not a secondary activity for farmers involved in the rice-wheat cultivation. He also highlighted his views at a presentation made by him recently at the Punjab Farmers Commission in Mohali.

Read more … (Indian Express)

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