Kerala to follow collective farming instead of corporate farming, says state agriculture minister

Kerala  would promote collective farming which is done by various co-operatives and community networks like Kudumbashree.

Pointing towards Contract Farming, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, in conference of State Agriculture Ministers in Delhi, has said that farming can become profitable if small and marginal farmers are given access to technological solutions and research. However, the Agriculture Minister of Kerala, VS Sunil Kumar opposed government’s plan to accelerate Contract Farming in the name of advanced technologies and more productivity in the agrarian sector.

Tomar also urged the states to take effective measures to increase crop remuneration, especially by helping the farmers in reducing the input cost, increasing production and promoting exports.