Kajal Gulati is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on policy issues related to gender, technology adoption, and intrahousehold dynamics of agricultural decisionmaking. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Kajal worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute on projects focussing on technology adoption and food security issues in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She received an M.A. in Public Administration from Cornell University in 2008 and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America in 2006.
Promoting the use of a novel water-saving agricultural technology among Indian farmers
28 Apr 2015
The Met Department has forecasted a below-normal monsoon in India this year. This column analyses the demand for a water-saving agricultural technology — laser land levelling — among farmers in Uttar Pradesh. It also discusses how such information can feed into the design of a novel approach to combining public subsidies with private service provision to encourage the technology’s uptake among small-scale, resource-poor farmers.
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