CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction; 2. Agricultural Exports: Some Studies; 3. Exports and Exportable Surplus of Food Grains and Food Products; 4. Pricing Policy of Agricultural Exports; 5. Food Security Network; 6. Impact of WTO in the Punjab Agriculture; 7. Role of State; 8. Analysis of Responses of Opinion Survey; 9. Summary, Conclusions and Policy Recommendations.
Scientific research, industrial revolution, changing telecommunication scenario, and the green revolution, have made the globe a single village. Free trade was made a possibility as a result of GATT, since the end war efforts were being made to ensure free trade among nations. It aims to increase the volume of trade and free play for market forces, which was alleged, would be beneficial for the producers as well as consumers. The book seeks to highlight the challenges faced by the farmers of this region as a result of the successful implementation of the First Green Revolution and export potential harnessed so far, the impact of the agreement on agriculture under the W.T.O. regime. It discusses in depth the threats to the agriculture in this region from A.O.A. and also discusses as to how the provisions in the agreement on agriculture could be harnessed for the benefit of all engaged in agriculture and activities allied to agriculture. Exports, pricing of food grains, food security network and role of the state in achieving the goals have been examined and discussed. Agriculture still contributes nearly 27% to the G.D.P. of the country and national growth rate of G.D.P. and is thus vitally linked to agriculture and activities allied to it. Export of agricultural produce and products based thereon, are of vital significance in the successful implementation of the Second Green Revolution. This can be achieved, only if the governments at both levels, instrumentalities of the government etc. and all concerned work for achieving the goals with a killer spirit, a must for a successful sportsman.