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IFAD also stressed to improve farmers' information on markets and reduce risks, attention needs to be paid to information technology, and insurance products as many of the problems experienced by farmers in certain regions can be reduced through these inputs.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in agriculture sector increased to Rs 553.14 crore during the first eleven months of 2015-16, the government said on Tuesday.
A steady water supply, instead of reliance on seasonal monsoon rains, would allow farmers to switch to cash crops and reap three harvests a year, instead of one now.